Guatemalans Continue Anti-Government Protests

By Jeff Abbott, Al Jazeera. -

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Guatemalans have returned to protest across the country for the second Saturday in a row, as discontent with President Alejandro Giammattei and his government [...]

Massive Protests In Guatemala Against President And The Congress

By La Izquierda Diario Argentina, Left Voice. -

At least 10,000 people rallied in the central square of the country’s capital, in front of the seat of government, to express their dissatisfaction after 10 months of President Alejandro [...]

Guatemala’s Congress Burns Amid Mass Protest

By Telesur English. -

Guatemalans have taken to the streets for a national protest in rejection of President Alejandro Giammattei, and to demand that he veto the controversial general budget for 2021, approved by [...]

Indigenous Peoples Are Using Ancestral Organizing Practices

By Valerie Croft, Inequality.org. -

As the effects of Covid-19 continue to be felt unequally around the globe, Indigenous peoples, such as the Xinka in Guatemala, are finding ways to organize and care for each other, while firmly [...]

Guatemalan Water Protectors Persist, Despite Mining Company Threats

By Jen Moore, Inequality.org. -

Guatemala - The hard work of protecting water and land from the long-term harms associated with gold and silver mining takes place daily on the frontlines of tenacious struggles throughout Latin [...]

Families Fleeing From Guatemala: A Case Of Corporate And State Aggression

By Marc Pilisuk, Jennifer Rountree and Rebecca Ferencik, COHA -

Increasing drug and gang-related violence and poverty—an estimated 59% of Guatemalans live in poverty, most of whom are indigenous—are not the ingredients of a safe and secure environment. This [...]

2019 Latin America In Review: Year Of The Revolt of the Dispossessed

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio [...]

Opposition To Trump’s Migration Deal Has Sparked A Growing Student Occupation In Guatemala

By Jeff Abbott, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Late in the afternoon on July 29, students from Guatemala’s only public university, the University of San Carlos, took control of the university’s museum in Guatemala City’s historic center. [...]

Will Elliott Abrams, “Abettor of Genocide,” Do To Venezuela What He Did To Guatemala?

By Staff, Accuracy.org -

On Friday afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named Elliott Abrams to “lead our efforts on Venezuela” as that country is threatened by civil war. On Saturday, after making remarks to the UN [...]

Seven Guilty Berta Caceres Murder Court Signals Others Still at Large

By Staff, The Guatemala Human Rights Commission -

A Honduran Criminal Court with National Jurisdiction found an active military officer, hitmen and current and former employees of the DESA hydroelectric company guilty of the murder of indigenous [...]

International Day Of The Disappeared

By School of Americas Watch. -

This August 30th marks the International Day of the Disappeared, initiated by the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared, FEDEFAM, an organization [...]

Guatemalans Protest President Morales After Murder Of Social Leader

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

Guatemalans are yet again protesting President Jimmy Morales, demanding his resignation and justice for social leaders that have been murdered or arrested in the past months. Luis Arturo [...]

Victory Against Ecocide In Guatemala

By Jeff Abbott, Towardfreedom.com -

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, announced last month that they would stop purchasing palm oil from a Guatemalan producer tied to human rights violations, environmental [...]

Guatemala Rises Up Against Institutionalized Corruption

By Jeff Abbott, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Jeff Abbott for Waging Nonviolence - On Sept. 20, hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans demonstrated across the country against President Jimmy Morales and Congress. The protesters demanded the [...]

Guatemala’s Indigenous Campesinos Occupy Capital To Protest Land Conflicts

By Jeff Abbott, www.towardfreedom.com -

By Jeff Abbott for Towards Freedom - On August 8, one hundred Q’eqchi Maya families from the Department of Alta Verapaz arrived to the historic center of Guatemala City, the nation’s capital, to [...]

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