Category Archives: Guatemala

Rios Montt Trial Annulled

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Yesterday’s annulment or suspension of the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt and his chief of intelligence, General Rodriguez Sanchez, is a setback to the process of bringing to justice those people responsible for the more than 200,000 … Continue reading

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Campesinos Shut Down Highways Across Guatemala

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Guatemalan farmers’ organizations, including the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) producers of CoDev’s Café Ético Guatemalan coffee, mobilized across the country today after the long awaited Rural Development bill was blocked by manouevres of the Guatemalan business elite.

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Opponent of Vancouver Mining Transnational Gunned Down in Guatemala

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On June 13th, 2012, after a month of receiving death threats regarding her opposition to a mine in her community, Yolanda Oquely Veliz, 33, was shot three times last night by gunmen on a motorcycle as she left a community … Continue reading

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Solidarity Tour with Cafe Etico

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Please note that this tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We appreciate your understanding. Ever wanted to learn more about coffee, where it comes from, how it’s grown, and who it impacts? Join Café Ético in January 2012 … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Guatemala’s elections

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Presidential elections are scheduled for September 11, 2011 in Guatemala. For the first time in a decade the Guatemalan left is entering the election campaign united. The Alternative for a New Nation (ANN) and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG), … Continue reading

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