Ellen Moore introduces a new report published on the Earthworks website. More than two years after the court ordered a consultation with the Xinka Indigenous people over the future of the Escobal silver mine, the process has yet to move… 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 ›
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 ›
Jeff Abbott writes in El Faro about the challenges facing Indigenous communities involved in disputes over land, especially in this time of pandemic. The makeshift houses made of black plastic and bamboo line the road cutting through the lush green… Read More ›
Faced with the tragedy that confronts Guatemala, national and international artists, are uniting their voices, through an acoustic festival, to help those affected by hurricane Eta, in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The performers include Sara Curruchich, Rozalén, Ana… Read More ›
Hurricane Eta reached Central America earlier this month and caused significant damage across the region in terms of flooding, landslides and huge crop destruction. Sofía Menchú wrote in Reuters about the effects on the Guatemalan Mayan indigenous community of Chicuz,… Read More ›