PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón in its struggle against dams

On August 13, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page, “This weekend we accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón, visiting new communities that joined the resistance.” That post adds, “With them they strengthen their fight for the defense of the territory.” PBI-Guatemala has previously noted, “Many of Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Nuevo Dia in its opposition to an antimony mine that lacks free, prior and informed consent

On August 7, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page (in Spanish), “Today we accompany Nuevo Dia at the press conference and the delivery of the amparo in the CSJ.” Nuevo Dia is an Indigenous Maya Ch’orti’ campesino/peasant farmer organization. The CSJ refers to the Supreme Court Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies community that seeks return of its land now occupied by a Canadian-backed military base

On July 29, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Yesterday we accompanied the Chicoyogüito community in commemorating the eviction of their lands on July 28, 1968. The ceremony took place outside the Creompaz facilities.” CREOMPAZ is a United Nations training base for peacekeepers, located about 220 kilometres north-east of Guatemala Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies groups at release of MiningWatch Canada’s Extraction Casino report

On July 23, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted that it had accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya and the Human Rights Law Firm at the presentation of the report Extraction Casino: Mining Companies Gambling with Latin American Lives and Sovereignty Through International Arbitration. The 44-page report written by Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Indigenous Resistance to dams on the Cahabón River

On July 24, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “This week we accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón, visiting the members of the communities of Sacta, Sesaltul, Tuila, San Martín Chichaj, Secatalcab, Salac I and Tres Cruces.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “Many of these communities are suffering intensely the environmental impacts caused Read more…