What are the ways to purchase in Canada coffee produced by CCDA communities in Guatemala?

Photo: PBI-Guatemala accompanied the CCDA on a visit to communities of Xyaal Kobee and Xa Jobche in November 2019. The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project accompanies the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA). PBI-Guatemala explains: “The CCDA is a peasant organization that accompanies and advises communities, mostly indigenous, that fight for Read more…

Indigenous land defender Bernardo Caal Xol criminalized for his opposition to hydroelectric dams has a court hearing today

Bernardo Caal Xol has another court appearance today at 9 am CST (11 am EST) following a series of cancelled hearings. On July 29, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “Yesterday we accompanied Bernardo Caal Xol and the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) to Bernardo’s appeal hearings which were suspended Read more…

Four Guatemalan soldiers convicted of crimes against humanity will be in court on August 19 to request early leave from prison

Photo: Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen and her mother who is holding a photograph of Marco Antonio Molina Theissen. On August 18, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies the family in the Molina Theissen case looking for justice.” Nomada reports: “This Wednesday, August 19, the Higher Risk Chamber will Read more…

PBI-Guatemala expresses concern about the eviction of 40 Indigenous Q’eqchi’ families from the Cubilgüitz coffee farm

Photo by Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC). On August 16, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “We reiterate our concern about evictions of indigenous peasant families in the Verapaces!” The Committee of Peasant Unity (CUC) says that 40 Indigenous Q’eqchi’ families occupying the Cubilgüitz coffee farm have fled after an Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies residents of Patzicía in their social audit of municipal pandemic aid

On August 13, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted about their accompaniment of the residents of Patzicia in their actions against corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PBI-Guatemala article highlights: “Municipalities are one of the institutions which manage and control aid. Patzicía, a municipality in the department of Chimaltenango, located Read more…