Migrant rights defenders concerned by new agreements that further militarize the borders of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras

Mexican soldiers in Chiapas near the border with Guatemala. Photo by Isaac Guzman/Agence France Presse. On April 12, Common Dreams reported: “Human rights defenders expressed concern Monday after the Biden administration announced it reached agreements with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala for those countries to boost their deployments of military forces Read more…

Understanding the relationship between Canada’s sugar consumption and human rights in Guatemala

The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project has highlighted that the sugar business in Guatemala means “sweet profits for exporters, bitter impacts for communities.” Abelino Mejia Cancino is a member of the PBI-Guatemala accompanied Council of Communities of Retalhuleu (CCR). Abelino says: “We need people to realize that when they consume sugar, Read more…