PBI-Guatemala accompanies Peaceful Resistance of San Pedro Ayampuc as 10th anniversary of mine blockade nears

On January 15, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “On Thursday [January 13] PBI accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of San Pedro Ayampuc and we introduced ourselves to the municipal authorities.” San Pedro Ayampuc is located about 20 kilometres north of Guatemala City. On March 2, 2012, residents from San Pedro Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) at media conference on Maya Q’eqchi’ struggles

On January 14, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “Today PBI accompanied the Human Rights Law Firm at a press conference on the situation in Laguna Larga, Laguna Lachuá and Izabal.” Laguna Larga In December, the  Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a follow-up resolution in which it analyzed Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Ch’orti’ Ancestral Authority land defender Felipe Diaz Ramos at first statement court hearing

On January 10, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanied the hearing of the first statement of the ancestral authority of Olopa Felipe Diaz Ramos, detained this morning and charged with illegal detention.” Prensa Comunitaria has explained: “He is a defender of the land and currently resists the illegal operations of the mining Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Nuevo Dia at meeting in Matazano where Indigenous authorities oppose mining

On December 4, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies members of Nuevo Dia; today we met with the Council of Indigenous Authorities of Matasano, Jocotan.” The work of the ‘New Day’ Ch’orti’ Campesino Central Coordinator (CCND) “revolves around the defense of the territory, and their main concerns and actions focus on the Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Indigenous authorities in Lelá Chancó and Lela Obraje impacted by Canadian megaprojects

On December 2, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on Facebook: “ PBI accompanies the Council of Indigenous Authorities of Lelá Chancó and Lela Obraje in Camotán, Chiquimula.” In December 2020, PBI-Guatemala noted: “We continue to periodically monitor the serious risk situation faced by leaders Héctor Ovidio Vázquez and Pedro Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies criminalized Retalhuleu water defenders to Justice of the Peace to sign alternative measures

On November 16, PBI-Guatemala posted “PBI accompanies the four criminalized defenders of the CCR to the Justice of the Peace of Champerico, to sign the book, after they were granted alternative measures.” PBI-Guatemala has previously explained: “The Council of Communities of Retalhuleu consists of more than 18 communities in the Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Council of Communities of Retalhuleu at meeting in Champerico

On November 15, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies the Council of Communities of Retalhuleu [CCR] to a meeting with the Youth Association, in the community of October 20, Champerico.” PBI-Guatemala has previously explained: “The CCR consists of more than 18 communities in the department of Retalhuleu (mainly the Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Council of Maya Ch’orti’ Communities of Quetzaltepeque in the struggle for the recovery of their ancestral lands

On November 13, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “PBI accompanies the Council of Maya Ch’orti’ Communities of Quetzaltepeque during its meeting with the organization #Udefegua on their struggle for recognition as indigenous communities and the recovery of their lands.” PBI-Guatemala has explained: “The Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Authorities of Olopa Read more…