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…

PBI-Guatemala accompanied UVOC reports on forced eviction that leaves two dead in dispute with palm oil company

Photo by UVOC. The Verapaz Union of Campesino Organizations (UVOC) is an Indigenous and peasant organization dedicated to the defence and promotion of access to land for peasants. On October 31, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project shared UVOC’s post on Facebook about the violent eviction of members of the Mayan Read more…

PBI-accompanied defenders in Guatemala and Mexico denounce neo-colonialism and the trampling of Indigenous rights

Photo: Assembly of a Mayan Q’eqchi’ community, affected by different megaprojects in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala. On October 12, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted this article from the Spanish daily newspaper Público on how neo-colonialism criminalizes human rights defenders and deprives Indigenous peoples of their rights and Read more…

“It taught me so much about the meaning of justice and healing”: Marianna Tzabiras on her time with PBI-Guatemala

As Peace Brigades International approaches its 40th anniversary in 2021, we are sharing the reflections of past volunteers from Canada who accompanied at-risk defenders in various PBI project countries over the years. Marianna Tzabiras, who now lives in Toronto, accompanied defenders through the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project in 1997-98 Marianna Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Maya Ch’orti’ defender to file a complaint against the theft of documents from his home

Photo: PBI-Guatemala accompanying Nuevo Dia in April 2019. On October 9, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted an update about Nuevo Dia (CCCND), an Indigenous Maya Ch’orti’ campesino/peasant farmer organization, and the threats it experiences due to its work in defence of territory. PBI-Guatemala reports: “We continued to monitor the Read more…