Guatemala

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Defamation campaign and accusations against defender Lolita Chávez after she denounced illegal detentions of k’iche’ WHRDs

Lolita Chávez Organization Council of Ki’che’ Peoples for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory (CPK) Activity Defender of land, territory, natural resources, and indigenous peoples rights FACTS – Lolita Chávez is being targeted through a defamation campaign and accusations on social media after publicly denouncing the illegal detention of k’iche’ women defenders […]

15 June 2020

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Accusations, defamation and disparagement of Prensa Comunitaria and its reporters for coverage of March 8th march

Prensa Comunitaria (Community Press) Activity Freedom of expression and the right to information THE FACTS – The news outlet Prensa Comunitaria and its women journalists have been subjected to a smear campaign, including selective targeting, defamation and disparagement in conservative news media and social networks regarding their coverage of the march held on #M82020 in […]

12 March 2020

National and international organizations condemn the passage of the NGO Law and urge a presidential veto in order to guarantee basic rights.

On February 13, some 59 national and international organizations issued a statement rejecting the approval of Decree No. 04-2020, which introduces reforms to the Non-Governmental Organizations for Development Law (Decree 2-2003), popularly known as the NGO Law, and to the Civil Code (Decree 106). The reforms, which were surreptitiously passed on February 11, in the […]

28 February 2020

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Assailants kill Paulina Cruz Ruiz, territorial defender and Maya Achi Ancestral Authority from Rabinal, Baja Verapaz

Paulina Cruz Ruiz Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – At around 8 o’clock Saturday night, September 14, the Maya Achi Ancestral Authority Paulina Cruz Ruiz from Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, was shot and killed at a distance of a hundred meters from her home in the village of […]

18 September 2019