PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Chinautla Multisector Urban Platform in its struggle for the human right to water

On November 13, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Yesterday we accompanied the Chinautla Multisector Urban Platform at a public hearing before the Constitutional Court of Guatemala.” PBI-Guatemala continues, “The hearing dealt with the appeal filed by the municipality of Chinautla after the ampáro declared in favour of the community. Read more…

PBI-Guatemala observes first declaration court hearing on genocide against the Maya Ixil

On October 29, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “On Monday we observed the hearing of the first statement of the Genocide Ixil case.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “Manuel Benedicto Lucas García, Manuel Antonio Callejas y Callejas and César Octavio Noguera Argueta, all senior officers of the Army during the presidential term Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Chinautla right to water group at Poqoman festival

On October 28, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Yesterday we accompanied the Chinautla Multisector Urban Platform in the celebration of the 2nd Festival for Life, Dignity and the Territory of the [Indigenous Maya] Poqoman people.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “Particularly, in the absence of water in the municipality they reinvidicated [insist Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Cunén community struggle against mega-projects on their territory

On October 27, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Today 10 years ago, the municipality of Cunén held its community consultation.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “Almost 60% of its inhabitants participated and declared their municipality free of exploitation.” Context NISGUA explains, “For generations, indigenous communities in Guatemala have held consultations to make Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies La Puya resistance opposed to a mine once owned by a Vancouver-based company

On October 17, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Today we accompanied the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “The struggle and the work does not cease, so every day they rededicate their territorial defence under the motto ‘Yes to life, no to mining!’” Residents from the communities of Read more…

PBI-Guatemala present at Q’eqchi’ request to Constitutional Court to stop the Renace dams

The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project has posted, “On Wednesday, October 23, the public hearing of the appeal of the amparo given by the Supreme Court of Justice to the Q’eqchi’ communities impacted by the Renace hydroelectric power plant was held in the Constitutional Court.” PBI-Guatemala adds, “Inhabitants of San Pedro Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies CCDA at conference commemorating the 1944 Revolution and the 1952 Agrarian Reform Law

On October 21, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “On October 20, Revolution Day, the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA), together with other organizations, held the National Agrarian Congress.” PBI-Guatemala further explains in its Facebook post, “This Congress is part of the commemorative activities of the 1944 Revolution, within Read more…