UDEFEGUA recently released a briefing on the situation in Guatemala regarding attacks against human rights defenders. Any errors in translation are mine. The Protection Unit for Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (La Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de… Read More ›
“Guatemalan democracy fails by design to meet the needs of the poor majority, creating a foothold for corrupt parties while draining the government of legitimacy”. Nicholas Copeland writes in NACLA Report about the recent wide-ranging civic demonstrations taking place in… Read More ›
The Open Society Justice Initiative is ending its monitoring of grave crimes trials in Guatemala through its International Justice Monitor website. This is the final post. Guatemala Solidarity Network wishes to thank OSJI for its contribution to the struggle for… Read More ›
The institutional crisis derived from the citizens’ rejection of the 2021 Budget has broader roots and ramifications. Among these is the excessive use of the police force, the conflict between decisions of the Executive and resolutions of the Constitutional Court… Read More ›
If one looks at the images of the attacks on the Congress building last weekend, you can see perpetrators wielding expandable batons, normal police issue crowd control weapons. This, in addition to narratives highlighting state infiltration of the demonstration and… Read More ›
Thousands of people took to the streets on November 21st, in Guatemala, to demonstrate against the corruption and greed of the members of Congress who, amongst other things, wished to increase their meals’ allowance at the expense of child malnutrition… Read More ›
Hurricanes continue to batter Guatemala. Poverty (and poor government planning) are making things worse.
With little response from the government, “Only The People Save The People” has become the rallying cry. Jackie McVicar writes in America Magazine of the challenges facing the community of Chicoyou in the wake of Hurricane Eta, which struck Central… Read More ›