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25 May 2020
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Author: PBI Guatemala

"Defendemos la vida! Las luchas sociales en Alta Verapaz", mayo 2020...

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25 May 2020

Guatemala: NGO report highlights the negative impacts of hydroelectric and palm oil projects in Alta Verapaz

Author: PBI Guatemala

"We Defend Life! Social struggles in Alta Verapaz", May 2020...

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19 May 2020
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Según la denuncia de las personas pobladoras de la finca Tierra Blanca, agentes de seguridad, acompañados por personal de la empresa palmera Industria Chiquibul, llegaron armados a la comunidad para desalojar a las 200 familias que han tomado, desde...

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19 May 2020

Guatemala: Palm oil company, Industria Chiquibul, accused of attempted forced eviction of a community and the detention of a labour rights defender; the company did not respond

On the morning of April 13th, 200 families from the “Tierra Blanca Calle Principal” plantation in the Tierra Blanca microregion of Sayaxché, Petén, Guatemala were victims of an eviction attempt by the palm oil company “Industria Chiquibul, Sociedad...

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19 May 2020
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15 May 2020
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Durante la Reunión Anual General de la empresa minera Pan America Silver, personas miembros de la comunidad Xinca quien han sido impactadas por la mina Escobal, confrontaron a la empresa en cuanto a las violaciones de derechos laborales que han sufrido...

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15 May 2020

Guatemala: Indigenous Xinca community accuses Pan American Silver of using the pandemic to collect signatures of those who accepted company donations; includes company response

In mining company Pan American Silver´s AGM, members of the Xinca community who have been impacted by the Escobal mine, confronted the company with regards to human rights violations they have suffered throughout the past years (see more information...

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13 May 2020
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Author: Amanda Romero, Diana Figueroa y Marina Novaes del Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

...Si bien la pandemia llegó después de que ya había devastado a Europa (y ahora a los Estados Unidos), todo el mundo en el ámbito de los derechos humanos sabía que los servicios sanitarios y sociales en América Latina se habían desmantelado de manera...

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11 May 2020
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Author: Asociación de Abogados y Notarios Mayas de Guatemala

“Crece hostigamiento de minera en Olopa Chiquimula, en medio de la crisis sanitaria del Covid-19”, 1 de mayo de 2020...

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8 May 2020

Guatemala: Indigenous community addresses Pan American Silver in their AGM regarding violations surrounding the Escobal mine

Author: Earthworks

For nearly a decade, Xinka people affected by the Escobal silver mine have been struggling to protect their land, water and way of life from mining. Their sustained opposition, and a court order suspending the mine, drove the original owner of the...

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