Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Update. Prosecution persists against housing right defenders

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup amd Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán Organization National Coordinating Agency for People in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (CONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attack experienced Judicial prosecution THE FACTS – As we stated in our #WHRDAlert on March 5, 2017, Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup, and Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán were […]

10 September 2017

OPEN LETTER / Latent risk of state of siege in Guatemala following expulsion order issued by President Jimmy Morales against International Commissioner against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica August 28, 2017 – We, of the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), made up of 837 women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, share our indignation over the serious attacks and violation of constitutional guarantees perpetrated by President Jimmy Morales against Iván Velásquez, […]

30 August 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Harrassment, threats and attempt on the life of Lesbia Artola

Lesbia Artola Organization Regional CCDA Coordinator in Alta Verapaz and member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Death threats, Attempt on life, Harassment THE FACTS – On Monday, June 26th at 11:30 am, in the Nuevo Centro community, a meeting was held in which Lesbia Artola […]

4 July 2017

Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, Just Associates (JASS), Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, International Protection, the Urgent Action Fund, Bread for the World and the International Peace Brigades (PBI), in coordination with organizations in Mexico, the Andean Region and the Latin American South, held the Regional Gathering of Defenders of the Land, […]

13 June 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Gunmen threaten Aura Lolita Chávez and CPK

Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic and members of the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK) Activity Defence of land and territory Attacks suffered Threats FACTS – Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic and members of the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK) suffered new attacks on June 7, 2017. Lolita Chávez has long accompanied the original Ki’che’ (Quiché) peoples in their […]

9 June 2017