PBI-Guatemala accompanies the CCR at meeting with the Governor of Retalhuleu about the situation in the village of Los Pajales

On June 21, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the CCR in its meeting with the Governor of Retalhuleu about the situation in the Pajales community.” PBI-Guatemala accompanies Anabella España Reyes, Abelino Salvador Mejía, Flabio Vicente and Virgilio García Carrillo, criminalized water defenders on the Southern Coast of Guatemala who are part Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies six defenders of Maya Ch’orti’ ancestral territory as judicialization process against them continues

On June 10, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the 6 criminalized indigenous authorities of Olopa in their evidence presentation hearing. Contrary to what was decided in Monday’s [June] 6th hearing, another judge, who presided over the hearing, ruled that all 6 have to be present. The judge decided that on May Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Ancestral Ch’orti’ Authorities of Olopa in their activities with Observatory of Extractive Industries

On June 9, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Ancestral Authorities Ch’orti’ of Olopa in their activities with the Observatory of Extractive Industries.” The Extractive Industries Observatory (OIE) is an independent research platform built to acquire, organize and visualize data on extractive projects (mining and oil) in Guatemala. PBI-Guatemala has previously Read more…

PBI-Guatemala visits criminalized Poqomchi’ and Q’eqchi’ defenders in Cobán prison

On June 8, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies Jorge Coc, Marcelino Xol and David Maxena criminalized land defenders. We visited the three at the Cobán Preventive Detention Center.” David Alejandro Maxena UVOC has posted: “Months in prison without committing any crime. Since last February 14 this year, the Mayan Poqomchi’ community Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Mayan Poqomchi’ environmental defender David Alejandro Maxena at court hearing

On June 7, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies David Alejandro Maxena of UVOC at his hearing, in which he seeks to demonstrate his roots in order to obtain alternative measures. Maxena is indicted for the crime of aggravated usurpation, criminalized for his defense of the territory and land of the Chintú Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Indigenous Authorities from Nuevo Dia at Public Ministry

On June 7, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies indigenous authorities from Nuevo Dia to the Public Ministry of Jocotán, Chiquimula.” Nuevo Dia also posted: “Mayan Ch’orti Indigenous Authorities Ancestors of the great Ch’orti Nation receive escort by #PBI today 07 June 2022.” PBI-Guatemala has accompanied Nuevo Dia (‘New Day’ Ch’orti’ Campesino Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies six defenders criminalized for protecting ancestral territory from Los Manantiales mine

On June 6, PBI-Guatemala posted: “#PBI accompanies 6 criminalized defenders of Olopa in the intermediate phase hearing. The six are part of a legal process against 38 defenders of the territory and members of the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Authorities of Olopa and Quezaltepeque accused by workers of a company of Read more…

PBI-Guatemala observes delivery of Biodiversity and Ancestral Knowledge Law in opposition to genetically modified seeds

On May 31, PBI-Guatemala posted: “Today we observed the presentation and delivery of the initiative of the Biodiversity and Ancestral Knowledge Law in the congress by the Ancestral Authorities of Guatemala. Hundreds of indigenous authorities, community leaders and representatives of social organizations witnessed the public act. #LawOfThePeople.” El Periodico further Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies human rights lawyers at hearing of Toribio Acevedo Ramírez accused in the Military Diary case

Photo by Famdegua of hearing on May 20. On May 19, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) at the hearing of the first statement of Toribio Acevedo Ramírez in the #MilitaryDiaryCase.” On May 20, PBI-Guatemala accompanied the continuation of the Hearing of the First Statement of Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm at hearing of Toribio Acevedo Ramírez in the Military Diary Case

On May 19, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) at the hearing of the first statement of Toribio Acevedo Ramírez in the #MilitaryDiaryCase.” Toribio Acevedo Ramírez was arrested in Panama on the evening of May 10. On May 11, Prensa Libre reported: Read more…