Boys carry Martina Rojas' photo through the streets of Rabinal. Photo: CPR Urbana On September 7, Martina Rojas was buried in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, 31 years after she was forcefully detained and disappeared from her home community of Río Negro, situated on the banks of the Chixoy River. On [...]
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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
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, [...]
"Pobladores de Totonicapán velan a los seis campesinos muertos durante enfrentamiento." Foto: AFP Otro golpe al pueblo maya, al estilo mano dura Por la Asamblea de pueblos de Huehuetenango por la Defensa del Territorio, ADH - Huehuetenango, 4 de octubre de 2012 La asamblea de pueblos de Huehuetenango –ADH-; a [...]
"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, [...]
Student Édgar Sáenz Calito was disappeared in June 1981. Photo: http://www.hijosguate.blogspot.com/ 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 [...]
Estudiante Édgar Sáenz Calito fue desaparecido en junio de 1981. Foto: http://www.hijosguate.blogspot.com/ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]