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…

Role of Canadian Embassy in support of Marlin mine in Guatemala now before the Federal Court of Canada

Professor Charis Kamphuis Kamloops This Week reports: “A Thompson Rivers University law professor and her former students are at the centre of a legal battle with the Canadian government over redacted information detailing its involvement in alleged human rights abuses in Guatemala.” “[Professor Charis] Kamphuis said consent was not obtained Read more…

PBI-Guatemala congratulates fishers and lawyers defending the Champerico estuary from corporate shrimp farming

On March 16, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “Congratulations to the fishermen and their team of lawyers and attorneys at the Law Firm for Indigenous Peoples [Bufete para Pueblos Indígenas].” The Bufete para Pueblos Indígenas has posted on their Facebook page: “Retalhuleu criminal court judge declares lack of merit Read more…