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Three years since the kidnapping and murder of Tat Lisandro Guarcax González

2019-12-27T18:29:12+00:00August 26th, 2013|Justice and accountability|

Lisandro Guarcax González, a visionary artist, teacher and founding member of Grupo Sotz'il, was kidnapped and murdered three years ago on August 25, 2010. NISGUA, along with dozens of international and national organizations, denounced Lisandro's murder, demanding a full investigation of his death. In 2012, we accompanied his case [...]

Rubén Herrera, member of the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango (ADH), Arrested in Barillas Case

2019-12-27T17:36:56+00:00March 15th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

URGENT COMMUNIQUE from the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango in Defense of Territory (ADH) *Official Translation by NISGUA Spanish below It is with great concern that we share the unfortunate news that today, March 15, at 7:30 in the morning, Rubén Herrera, a member of the coordination of the ADH, [...]

“Another blow to the Maya people, in the style of Mano Dura”

2019-12-27T19:03:34+00:00October 5th, 2012|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

"Population of Totonicapán holds a wake for 6 campesinos killed during confrontation yesterday" Source: AFP Another blow to the Maya people, in the style of Mano Dura Statement by the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango October 4, 2012 The Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango -ADH- before national and international public opinion, [...]

Pedro García Arredondo Convicted and Sentenced to 70 years in prison

2018-02-05T21:40:49+00:00August 22nd, 2012|Justice and accountability|

Student Édgar Sáenz Calito was disappeared in June 1981.  Photo: Pedro García Arredondo, former chief of the now defunct National Police's infamous Comando Seis was convicted for the forced disappearance of student Édgar Sáenz Calito in June 1981.  He was sentenced to 70 years in prison. Investigations by [...]

Pedro García Arredondo Sentenciado a 70 años por Desaparición Forzada

2018-02-05T21:43:56+00:00August 22nd, 2012|Justicia|

Estudiante Édgar Sáenz Calito fue desaparecido en junio de 1981. Foto: Se sentenció a condena de 70 años de prisión para Pedro García Arredondo, ex-jefe del Comando Seis del extinto Policía Nacional, para la desaparición forzada del estudiante Édgar Sáenz Calito en junio de 1981. Según las investigaciones [...]

Mobilizing for Goldcorp’s 2012 Meeting of Shareholders

2019-12-27T17:40:15+00:00June 20th, 2012|Defense of life and territory, Grassroots gatherings, Huehuetenango|

NISGUA, in coalition with our Guatemalan and international partners, prepared  actions, events and materials for Goldcorp's Annual General Meeting of shareholders held on April 26, 2012 in northern Ontario.  Alfonso Jiménez Morales participated in events as a representative of the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango (ADH), which some of you will remember [...]

Take Action! Sign Petition on Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine

2020-01-01T21:08:53+00:00April 20th, 2012|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

Participe en la acción urgente dirigida a Goldcorp - Versión en españolCanadian mining company with U.S. investors could leave indigenous communities with multi-million dollar bill to pay.We need your support to help defend the rights of indigenous peoples affected by mining in Guatemala's western highlands.On April 26, Goldcorp will hold [...]

Sentencia en Caso Lisandro Guarcax

2019-12-27T19:27:01+00:00February 22nd, 2012|Justicia|

 Afiche del Tu Corazon Florece festivalEl viernes 10 de febrero 2012, la corte de primera instancia emitió una sentencia en el caso de Lisandro Guarcax y 32 otras víctimas. La corte encontró los acusados responsables de los delitos y crimines de asesinato y secuestro; las sentencias extendieron de 100 -376 [...]