Renata Avila writes in the Global Voices website about the recent murder of Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima. Despite an opening of some democratic space in Guatemala, threats against human rights defenders continue to increase. — The murder of 22-year-old Jeremy… Read More ›
The Center for Environmental and Social Legal Action of Guatemala (CALAS) denounces the murder of Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima, assistant to the General Director Yuri Melini. Below is the translated urgent action and original statement in Spanish. CALAS – Urgent… Read More ›
Yesterday, March 2, 2016,the Comunidad en Resistencia at La Puya celebrated their fourth year of peaceful resistance against the El Tambor gold mine. This anniversary was especially momentous, coming just after the Guatemalan Supreme Court’s February 22 ruling to suspend… Read More ›
Mary Lawlor, from Front Line Defenders, writes about defamation and the cost of speaking out – or if you prefer the cost of speaking truth to power – in Guatemala. “Once again Yuri Melini, Rafael Maldonado and their colleagues in… Read More ›
Yuri Melini, Director of CALAS, is an environmental campaigner for many years in Guatemala. Here in this film by Nicolas Bergeron about when he suffered an attempt on his life. Video is in Spanish with French subtitles.