Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Criminalization and excessive use of force in evicting housing rights defenders

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, María Magdalena Zarat and Mariela Álvarez Organization National Coordinating Body for Peoples in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (CONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attacks experienced Excessive use of force, Criminalization FACTS – On the morning of Friday, February 3rd, an eviction notice was delivered to more than 100 families living in the […]

5 March 2017

Berta didn’t die, she multiplied…

On Thursday, March 2nd, one year after the murder of our comrade Berta Cáceres, many organizations and people all over the planet responded to the call sent out by COPINH and joined in the unanimous demand for justice and the celebration of a legacy of feminist struggle in defense of the territory, life, and dignity […]

4 March 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Article censored on smear campaign against CICIG

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN GUATEMALA Activity The right to information Attacks experienced Censorship, Infringement of freedoms of expression and information FACTS – A group of journalists who practice their profession in Guatemala has condemned the censorship of an article by the reporter Sofía Menchú that had already gone to press. “The ambush of Iván Velazquez” should […]

3 March 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Criminalization and obstruction of Women on Waves Campaign for the sexual and reproductive rights of women

Members of Women on Waves Organization Women on Waves Activity Sexual and reproductive rights Attacks experienced Criminalization and violation of the rights to freedom of assembly and organization, freedom of movement, legal representation, due process of law, and the presumption of innocence FACTS – Women on Waves is a Dutch Organization whose mission is to prevent […]

27 February 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Assailants kill territorial defender, Laura Leonor Vásquez

Laura Leonor Vásquez Pineda Organization Committee in Defense of Life in San Rafael Las Flores Activity Territorial defense Attacks experienced Criminalization, Murder FACTS – On the night of January 16, 2017, unidentified individuals broke into the house of defender Laura Leonor Vásquez Pineda and killed her. A gunshot wound to the head was found on the […]

19 January 2017