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Guatemalan Government, Canadian Mining Industry Responsible for Violent Conflicts
World  (tags: indigenous rights, mining interess, Guatemala, politics, world, society, humanrights, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 81 days ago - truth-out.org
The Guatemalan government and Canadian mining industry are responsible for violent conflicts and repression against predominantly indigenous communities in Guatemala
Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala
World  (tags: Guatemala, Monsanto, Monsanto Law, gm seeds, protests, food sovereignty, Mayan communities, organizations, traditional farming, biodiversity )

LucyKalei
- 88 days ago - viacampesina.org
After 10 days of widespread street protests against Monsanto expansion into, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions & farmer & women's orgs, won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation approved in June
Pledge to Protect Forgotten Children All Over the World! Please Take Action!
World  (tags: children's rights, child traffficking, gang violence, murder, impoverished, Latin American countries, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua )

Barb
- 115 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In impoverished Latin American countries like Honduras, Guatemala, or Nicaragua, countless abandoned children roam the streets -- often falling victim to trafficking, gang violence or murder. This is not just an international problem.
U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis
World  (tags: Guatemala, Honduras, Child Migrants, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, CAFTA, NAFTA, poverty, child refugees, Mexico, privitazation )

Dandelion
- 153 days ago - democracynow.org
Economic policies driven by U.S.-funded lending organizations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, along with CAFTA and NAFTA has increased poverty and other policies have increased corruption.
Guatemala: A Touch of Paradise
World  (tags: Guatemala, people, places, travel )

Kit
- 329 days ago - youtube.com
Guatemala lies to the south of Mexico in Central America. The country encompasses just over 42,000 miles, similar in size to Tennessee.
Reparations for the Maya Achi Chixoy Dam Affected ACTION
World  (tags: Maya Achi, World Bank, Chixoy Dam, Guatemala )

Nancy
- 344 days ago - internationalrivers.org
Carlos' wife and many in his family were viciously killed. I could hear after a deathly silence people in the auditorium sobbing, wailing and shouting in indignation. "How can this happen?" I buried my face in the depth of an infinite pain, one that...
Ask US Ambassador Chacon to Attend the Genocide Trial in Guatemala ACTION
World  (tags: Chacon, Guatemala, humanrights, violence, genocide, death, politics, Ixil Triangle )

Nancy
- 661 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Victims and civil society organizations have pleaded with the US Ambassador to be present at the trial itself, as the previous Ambassador, Steven McFarland, regularly did. The US Embassy is still considering the request.
Rape and Murder for Profit
World  (tags: world, violence, human rights, Canada, Mayans, HudBay, Guatemala )

Nancy
- 1016 days ago - chocversushudbay.com
When security forces of a Canadian mining company brutally evicted Mayan families from their villages in Guatemala, eleven women were raped, a community leader was killed, and a young man paralyzed. Now villagers are standing up and suing HudBay Miner
GUATEMALA: RíOs Montt to Stand Trial for Genocide
World  (tags: genocide, world, politics, law, trial, Guatemala, violence, society, news, interesting, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, goodnews, government )

Cal
- 1063 days ago - ipsnews.net
After a hearing that lasted more than 11 hours, a Guatemalan court ordered the trial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983), who could face up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Guatemalan Dictator EfraíN Rios Montt On Trial for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity
World  (tags: Guatemala, civil war, , Genocide, crimes against humanity, accountability, impunity, counterinsurgency plan, "scorched earth" campaign, rape, torture, atrocities, indigenous, rural Maya, Ixil tribe )

LucyKalei
- 1065 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Accused re deaths of 1,700 indigenous people -unarmed Ixil tribe members- & campaign of rape & torture against leftist insurgents targeting rural Maya. Ruled during bloodiest period of brutal 36-yr civil war & cnterinsurgncy plan drove 29,000 more to flee
Human Rights Petition: Free Indigenous Leader and Political Prisoner Ramiro Choc | Change.Org
World  (tags: Guatemala, humanrights, petition, RamiroChoc, fraudulently charged, marginalised communities, indigenous, political prisoner )

Jenny
- 1154 days ago - change.org
In Feb 2008 Choc was illegally arrested by the military and sentenced to 6 yrs in prison on fraudulent charges, incl. kidnapping and theft. Choc's ability to unite diverse marginalized communities in defense of their rights is a threat to the gov't and...
GUATEMALA: Activists Worried That Clenched Right Fist Will Take Power
World  (tags: world, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Guatemala, news, society )

Cal
- 1223 days ago - ipsnews.net
Activists in Guatemala are alarmed at the prospect of a victory by the right in the September general elections, recalling the dismal records of past regimes in the areas of human rights, the economy and justice.
Guatemala Looking Increasingly Like a 'Narco-State'
World  (tags: world, Guatemala, drugs, drug wars, violence, politics, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, news )

Cal
- 1319 days ago - ipsnews.net
- The violence and the state of siege in the northern Guatemalan province of Petén, following the massacre and decapitation of 27 farm labourers, has been building up for years.
Guatemala Adopts Indigenous Rights Into Constitution - Survival International
World  (tags: Guatemala, Tribal, Indigenous, HumanRights, government, Refugees&Relief, politics, freedoms, goodnews )

Little
- 1755 days ago - survivalinternational.org
Guatemala ratified Convention 169, the only international law for tribal peoples, in 1996. It is one of twenty countries to have ratified the Convention, which recognizes tribal peoples' land rights
Journalist Gives Voice to Voiceless
World  (tags: humanrights, journalist, voices, voiceless, Japanese nuclear politics, social injustice, women, Mayan women, Goliaths, corruption, underdog, victory, Guatemala, violence )

Naoko
- 1786 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Shin Yamaaki is not familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but she has long undersood the plight of the underdog. A chance experience in her 20s forged Yamaaki, 38, into who she is today : a woman who takes on global issues by giving voice to
 

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