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Two people carry a banner in the streets of Guatemala City that reads, "The march for life: We demand that the Constitutional Court respect our rights." Photo credit: CPR-Urbana. Used with permission.
Valerie Croft | The Xinka Parliament calls on Pan American Silver to cease all interference in the consultation process that will determine the future of the Escobal mine in Guatemala.
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Twitter photo by Yo soy Abelino.
Brent Patterson | Abelino Chub Caal was imprisoned for defending Indigenous rights and Maya Q'eqchi' land in Guatemala from the expansion of a palm oil farm.
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Photo by Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | For more than 40 days, Indigenous Maya Ch'orti' peoples have maintained a permanent encampment at a mine that is polluting their drinking water.
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Photo: Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | Guatemalans wanting to protect their drinking water from a mine linked to a Vancouver-based company have waged a peaceful struggle at the mine site, in courtrooms and now at the World Bank.
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Photo: Larry Wright/Twitter
Brent Patterson | From the Gatling gun to armoured vehicles and assault rifles, arms manufacturers have profited from the production of weapons used against Indigenous peoples.
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Photo by Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government is being called on to take action after a March 2017 fire swept through a locked classroom at the state-run group home on the outskirts of Guatemala City.
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Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government has yet to deliver on its January 2018 announcement to establish a Canadian Ombudsperson for the Responsible Enterprise, but news could be coming soon.
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Twitter photo by @SHEOrganisation.
Brent Patterson | The K'iche' People's Council in Guatemala face criminalization and attacks for their defence against logging and Canadian mining companies.
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Brent Patterson | Human rights defenders are critical in the struggle to stop climate breakdown, but increasingly they are paying with their lives in this fight.
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Brent Patterson | Forest defenders face risks as deforestation driven by agri-business, logging and drug trafficking worsens climate breakdown and intensifies harm to Indigenous cultures.
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Brent Patterson | TZK'AT links extractivism, dispossession, and the criminalization of land defenders to patriarchy, violence against Indigenous women and emphasizes the need for spiritual recovery.
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Facebook photo by PBI-Guatemala Project.
Brent Patterson | The Resistencia Pacifica de Cahabón (Peaceful Resistance Cahabón) opposes the OXEC I and II hydroelectric dams that lack free, prior and informed consent.