Guatemalans Back On The Streets Demanding President’s Resignation

Guatemalan Ancestral Indigenous Authorities and advocate groups took to the streets on Thursday to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei Attorney and the General of the Public [...]

Guatemala Protests Call For Resignation Of President And Corrupt AG

By Kawsachun News. -

Protests and road blockades are being held on roads and highways across Guatemala to demand the resignation of neoliberal President Alejandro Giammattei and his Attorney General, Consuelo Porras [...]

Let’s Not Forget The Suffering The US Has Inflicted On Guatemala

By Editors, In These Times. -

During her recent visit to Guatemala, Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a frank message to Central Americans hoping to find refuge in the United States. “I want to be clear to folks in [...]

Guatemala: Address Policies That Put Corporations Over People

By Jen Moore and Ellen Moore, Inequality.org. -

Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Guatemala this week to discuss solutions to the poverty, violence, and corruption that are among the driving forces of migration. Contributing to [...]

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 [...]

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