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Eviction of peaceful mining resistance: Guate Indymedia updates

Via BarillasResiste, Guatemala Indymedia Center offers running updates from the violent eviction of peaceful mining resistance at La Puya, San José del Golfo, Guatemala. At least five people have been arrested, and community leader Yolanda Oquelí reports that representatives of … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Budgeting for repression in Guatemala, SOA killing in Honduras

Justice or repression in Guatemala? Guatemala’s 2013 budget leaves little doubt regarding the trajectory of state policy regarding public security and defense. Analysis by Plaza Pública identifies the Defense and Interior Ministries, which oversee the military and police forces, as … Continue reading

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Totonicapán rising: Guatemalan military massacres K’iche protesters

The deceased, all wounded by firearm, according to Dr. Jorge Destarac, regional head of the National Forensic Science Institute, were eight in total: Rafael Batz (Pasajoc), Santos Nicolás Menchú (Pasajoc), Jesús Baltazar Caxaj Puac (Chipuac), Francisco Ordoñez (Chipuac), José Eusebio … Continue reading

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Testimony of Polochíc Valley evictions and killings: video and mapping resources

Last weekend I attended an event in Guatemala City where three Maya-Q’eqchi’ campesinos – rural workers – shared testimony of their experiences during and following the violent evictions of 12 Q’eqchi’ communities in the Polochíc Valley region of north-eastern Guatemala … Continue reading

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Community referendum May 20 in Sacapulas, Quiché

This Friday, May 20, members of indigenous communities in the Guatemalan municipality of Sacapulas, Quiché department will hold a referendum to express their decisions regarding whether to permit mining and hydroelectric dam projects in their territories. The locally-organized referendum is … Continue reading

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Violence near Goldcorp mine underscores need for mine suspension

Statement by the International Coalition Against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA) regarding the human rights violations and violence occurred following a peaceful protest against Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipakapa, and the mining company’s disinformation campaign: Violence … Continue reading

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Urgent concern for safety of human rights defenders of San Miguel Ixtahuacán following peaceful protests

Update, 1 March 2011: According to the most recent information, all of the detained individuals have been released.  Two people were severely beaten, but their condition is not critical.  National and international organizations have arrived in the community.  Please see … Continue reading

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