PBI Canada recently posted a couple of pieces from PBI Guatemala highlighting the vital accompaniment work that they do.
PBI Guatemala accompanied the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (el Comité Campesino del Altiplano – CCDA) at a Mayan ceremony for all the attacks, threats and repression suffered by the ancestral authorities and defenders of the land. CCDA accompanies 150 Maya Q’eqchi’ communities who have been repressed and stripped of their land or who are immersed in conflicts regarding land tenure.
In addition, PBI Guatemala accompanied criminalised defender Bernardo Caal Xol at a hearing in Cobán.
Caal Xol is a leader of the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón, a collective of 38 Maya Q’eqchi communities, that was formed to oppose the construction of the Oxec and Renace dams on the Cahabón River and its tributaries.
You can read both pieces here, PBI-Guatemala accompanies CCDA at Mayan ceremony, and here, PBI-Guatemala accompanies criminalized Maya Q’eqchi’ defender Bernardo Caal Xol.
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