October 21, 2017
  
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Monthly information packets from PBI-Guatemala


MIP Nr. 168 September 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for September details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 168 September 2017 (pdf 344 KB)



MIP Nr. 167 August 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for August details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 167 August 2017 (pdf 537 KB)



MIP Nr. 166 July 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for June details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 166 July 2017 (pdf 565 KB)



MIP Nr. 165 June 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for June details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 165 June 2017 (pdf 575 KB)



MIP Nr. 164 May 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for May details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 164 May 2017 (pdf 720 KB)



MIP Nr. 163 April 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for April details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 163 April 2017 (pdf 656 KB)



MIP Nr. 162 March 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for March details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 162 March 2017 (pdf 510 KB)



MIP Nr. 161 February 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for February details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 161 February 2017 (pdf 237 KB)



MIP Nr. 160 January 2017

Our Monthly Information Package for January details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 160 January 2017 (pdf 349 KB)



MIP Nr. 159 December 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for December details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 159 December 2016 (pdf 269 KB)



MIP Nr. 158 November 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for November details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 158 November 2016 (pdf 430 KB)



MIP Nr. 157 October 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for October details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 157 October 2016 (pdf 389 KB)



MIP Nr. 156 September 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for September details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 156 September 2016 (pdf 302 KB)



MIP Nr. 155 August 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 155 August 2016 (pdf 213 KB)



MIP Nr. 154 July 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 154 July 2016 (pdf 452 KB)



MIP Nr. 153 June 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 153 June 2016 (pdf 337 KB)



MIP Nr. 152 May 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for May, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 152 May 2016 (pdf 748 KB)



MIP Nr. 151 April 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for April, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 151 April 2016 (pdf 695 KB)



MIP Nr. 150 March 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for March, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 150 March 2016 (pdf 494 KB)



MIP Nr. 149 February 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for February, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 149 February 2016 (pdf 394 KB)



MIP Nr. 148 January 2016

Our Monthly Information Package for January, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP Nr. 148 January 2016 (pdf 538 KB)



MIP No. 147 December 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for December, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 147 December 2015 (pdf 593 KB)



MIP No. 146 November 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 146 November 2015 (pdf 459 KB)



MIP No. 145 October 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 145 October 2015 (pdf 535 KB)



MIP No. 143 August 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 143 August 2015 (pdf 625 KB)



MIP No. 144 September 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 144 September 2015 (pdf 416 KB)



MIP No. 142 July 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 142 July 2015 (pdf 673 KB)



MIP no. 141 June 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP no. 141 June 2015 (pdf 1.0 MB)



MIP No. 140 May 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for May, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 140 May 2015 (pdf 666 KB)



MIP No. 139 April 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for April, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 139 April 2015 (pdf 284 KB)



MIP No. 138 March 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for March, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 138 March 2015 (pdf 214 KB)



MIP No. 137 February 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for February, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 137 February 2015 (pdf 224 KB)



MIP No. 136 January 2015

Our Monthly Information Package for January, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 136 January 2015 (pdf 258 KB)



MIP No. 135 December 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for December, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 135 December 2014 (pdf 269 KB)



MIP No. 133 October 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 133 October 2014 (pdf 481 KB)



MIP No. 134 November 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 134 November 2014 (pdf 1.1 MB)



MIP No. 132 September

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 132 September (pdf 433 KB)



MIP No. 131 August 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 131 August 2014 (pdf 218 KB)



MIP No. 129 June 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for June details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 129 June 2014 (pdf 158 KB)



MIP No. 130 July 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 130 July 2014 (pdf 0.9 MB)



MIP No. 128 May 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for may, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 128 May 2014 (pdf 655 KB)



MIP No. 127 April 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for april, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 127 April 2014 (pdf 241 KB)



MIP No. 126 March 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for March, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 126 March 2014 (pdf 294 KB)



MIP No. 125 February 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for February, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 125 February 2014 (pdf 1.7 MB)



MIP No. 124 January 2014

Our Monthly Information Package for January, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 124 January 2014 (pdf 478 KB)



MIP No. 123 December 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for December, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 123 December 2013 (pdf 461 KB)



MIP No. 122 November 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 122 November 2013 (pdf 252 KB)



MIP No. 121 October 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 121 October 2013 (pdf 1.2 MB)



MIP No. 120 September 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 120 September 2013 (pdf 303 KB)



MIP No. 119 August 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 119 August 2013 (pdf 281 KB)



MIP No. 118 July 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 118 July 2013 (pdf 225 KB)



MIP No. 117 June 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 117 June 2013 (pdf 412 KB)



MIP No. 116 May 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for May, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 116 May 2013 (pdf 1.1 MB)



MIP No. 115 April 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for April, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 115 April 2013 (pdf 185 KB)



MIP No. 114 March 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for March, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 114 March 2013 (pdf 321 KB)



MIP No. 113 February 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for February, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 113 February 2013 (pdf 158 KB)



MIP No. 112 January 2013

Our Monthly Information Package for January, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 112 January 2013 (pdf 119 KB)



MIP No. 110 November 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 110 November 2012 (pdf 364 KB)



MIP No. 111 December

Our Monthly Information Package for December, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 111 December (pdf 427 KB)



MIP No. 109 October 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 109 October 2012 (pdf 1.6 MB)



MIP No. 108 September 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 108 September 2012 (pdf 1.7 MB)



MIP No. 106 July 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 106 July 2012 (pdf 457 KB)



MIP No. 107 August 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 107 August 2012 (pdf 297 KB)



MIP No. 104 May 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for May, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 104 May 2012 (pdf 324 KB)



MIP No. 105 June 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP No. 105 June 2012 (pdf 379 KB)



MIP No. 103 April 2012

MIP No. 103 April 2012 (pdf 1.3 MB)



MIP 101 February 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for February, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP 101 February 2012 (pdf 293 KB)



MIP No. 102

MIP No. 102 (pdf 149 KB)



MIP 99 December 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for December, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP 99 December 2011 (pdf 266 KB)



MIP 100 January 2012

Our Monthly Information Package for January, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP 100 January 2012 (pdf 241 KB)



MIP 98 November 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - The Convergence for Human Rights condemns an attempt to give immunity to military personnel accused of genocide - Otto Perez Molina President agrees not to influence the judicial proceedings brought against military - LAND - Amnesty International demands immediate humanitarian assistance for displaced rural population in Peten - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - The National Partnership for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (CONADIE) is sworn in - OTROS - Social mobilization against impunity in cases of femicide and male violence.

MIP 98 November 2011 (pdf 346 KB)



MIP 97 October 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP 97 October 2011 (pdf 337 KB)



MIP 96 September 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

MIP 96 September 2011 (pdf 448 KB)



MIP 95 August 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Death threats to members of the Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology - Fifth arrest connected to the massacre in the village Plan de Sanchez, Rabinal (Baja Verapaz) - Historical archives of the National Police found in El Quiche - LAND - The National Maya Convergence Waqib’Kej denounces attack on campesinos in the estate Paraná (Alta Verapaz) - 300 campesinos forcibly displaced from the community Nueva Esperanza in the Sierra del Lacandón (Petén) - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Amnesty International issues alert regarding death threats against members of the environmental organisation CALAS.

MIP 95 August 2011 (pdf 462 KB)



MIP 94 July 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Sentencing of former soldiers involved in Dos Erres Massacre - LAND - Extension of state of siege - Violent eviction in Retalhuleau leaves one dead and three injured - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION - Nueva Santa Rosa holds a community consultation - OTHERS - Spanish Judge Santiago Pedraz will investigate gender-based crimes - Guatemala loses one of its favourite sons, Alfonso Bauer Paiz.

MIP 94 July 2011 (pdf 593 KB)



MIP 93 June 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - The former director of the National Police is detained for the forced disappearance of Fernando García in 1984 - Retired soldier Héctor Mario López Fuentes in arrested within the framework of the genocide trial - The Mayor of San Juan Cotzal is tried for extrajudicial execution - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION - The Secretariat for the Free Trade Agreement will investigate the infringement of environmental laws in the petrol contract given to the Perenco company in Laguna del Tigre - Ministry of Energy and Mining does not suspend the operations of Marlin mine - OTHERS - Justice for women.

MIP 93 June 2011 (pdf 566 KB)



MIP 92 May 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for May, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - 40-year prison sentence confirmed for the ex-policemen who took part in forced disappearance of Fernando Garcia - Another kaibil linked to the trial for the massacre at Los Dos Erres - LAND - OHCHR regrets the lack of action to prevent violence in Polochic Valley and demands an enquiry by the public prosecutor - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Indigenous communities of Sacapulas reject mining and hydroelectric projects in community consultation - OTHER - State of Siege declared in Petén for 30 days.

MIP 92 May 2011 (pdf 498 KB)



MIP 90 March 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for March, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY The State of Guatemala sends a report about the Bamaca Case to the Interamerican Court of Human Rights (CoIDH) - In meetings with Ban Ki-moon, civil society reaffirms its support of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala - LAND - Two farms evicted in Panzos, Alta Verapaz - Campesino organizations invite the Government to a new National Agrarian Dialogue - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Secretary of CAFTA-DR recommends opening an international investigation into the extension of the oil contract in Laguna del Tigre

MIP 90 March 2011 (pdf 344 KB)



MIP 91 April 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for April, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Another former police agent arrested for alleged participation in the forced disappearance of Fernando García in 1984 - LAND - Civic and international organisations request a Congress commission to investigate Alta Verapaz evictions - Roadblocks and protests in several departments to demand passing of rural development law - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - United States politicians ask Colom to suspend Marlin Mine - Ministry of Energy and Mines authorises El Orégano hydroelectric project in Chiquimula

MIP 91 April 2011 (pdf 375 KB)



MIP 89 February 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for February, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - State obligations to comply with the resolutions of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights - Once again the Constitutional Court suspends the reopening of the Bámaca case - LAND - Agrarian Conflict in the Polochic Valey, Alta Verapaz - Social sectors condemn the killings of leaders from the Quebrada Seca community, Livingston (Izbal) - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Huehuetenango: social actors and government authorities in dialogue over the importation of maize - MP Investigation on sabotage of the towers at the Xacbal hydroelectric plant (El Quiché) points to a former employee - OTHER - Governor of Petén asked the Executive to impose a state of exception.

MIP 89 February 2011 (pdf 341 KB)



MIP 88 January 2011

Our Monthly Information Package for January, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Supreme Court reopens investigation of Efraín Bámaca’s disappearance - Obstacles to justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre (Petén) - LAND - CNOC expresses concern for food security in 2011 - Social organisations call attention to possible loss of employment due to rise in minimum wage - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Associations denounce metal exploration and extraction on the South Coast - OTHER - Government extends State of Emergency in Alta Verapaz for 30 more days - Q’eqchi communities in Alta Verapaz denounce abuses by public security forces.

MIP 88 January 2011 (pdf 332 KB)



MIP 87 December 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for December, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - United Nations supports extension of the CICIG - Spanish National Court raises two cases against former Guatemalan Minister Carlos Vielmann - Human Rights Court orders a new investigation of the forced disappearance of Bámaca - LAND - Peasant organisations criticise the neglect of agrarian and rural development in 2010 - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - The CIDH announces legal action over the refusal to suspend the Marlin mining operation - OTHER - Claudia Paz y Paz takes over leadership of the Public Prosecution and promises to fight against impunity - Government declares a state of siege in Alta Verapaz.

MIP 87 December 2010 (pdf 308 KB)



MIP 86 November 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - CERIGUA Agency and UDEFEGUA warn of return of detentions with characteristics of the internal armed conflict - UNDP highlights principal causes of backlog in the administration of justice - LAND - Campesino population asks for support after violent eviction in Purulhá (Baja Verapaz) - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - New study into the conflict generated by mining and hydroelectric projects - OTHER - President Colom vetoes decree reinstating the death penalty - UNDP report highlights Guatemalan retrogression in human development.

MIP 86 November 2010 (pdf 128 KB)



MIP 85 October 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - The state of Guatemala exhumes conflict victims for the first time - Human rights organisations reject congressional move to grant the president the power of reprieve - Guatemalan women highlight lack of state support for victims of sexual abuse during the conflict - Dall’Anese: powerful groups seek to shut down CICIG - LAND - Guatemalan Settlers Movement demands housing promised by the president - Campesino organisations demand the approval of Rural Development Law - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - CONAP files a law suit against expansion of oil extraction contract in Laguna del Tigre National Park - Communities in Uspantán carry out a popular consultation on large resource extraction projects.

MIP 85 October 2010 (pdf 229 KB)



MIP 84 September 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - GAM demands that the military leadership take responsibility for the El Jute massacre in 1981 -The Guatemalan state apologises to victims’ families for pain caused during the war - CICIG presents report of its third year - Twenty years on Myrna Mack Chang’s murder is commemorated - LAND - Government announces a new battalion for Laguna del Tigre National Park - Los Amates communities of Izabal search for legal certainty of their land - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Forum: “A new mining law is necessary in Guatemala” held in Guatemala City - Villagers from Alta Verapaz block roads in rejection of mining and hydroelectric projects - Communities from Uspantán, El Quiché, organise popular consultation on hydroelectric projects - Government to put six oil reserves up for tender in 2011

MIP 84 September 2010 (pdf 852 KB)



MIP 83 August 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
Supreme Court of Justice asks Erick Álvarez to step down as president of Attorney General’s Nominating Commission - Colom to ask the UN to extend CICIG’s mandate - Arrest warrants issued for extrajudicial execution and illicit association with the accused in the Pavón case - LAND - Rural smallholder and farm worker (campesino) sector withdraws from talks about Rural Development Law - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - President announces deployment of the army to Laguna del Tigre, Petén - Oil extraction in Laguna del Tigre, the decision of the Constitutional Court.

MIP 83 August 2010 (pdf 682 KB)



MIP 82 July 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - United Nations name Dall’Anesse as new head of CICIG - Former kaibil soldier Gilberto Jordán admits part in the massacre of Las Dos Erres - 30 times more ‘femicides’ registered in Guatemala in 2009 than in 2008 - LAND - San Marcos residents sue president of Supreme Court of Justice for ideological forgery - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Writer calls for common sense in the Perenco case

MIP 82 July 2010 (pdf 699 KB)



MIP 81 June 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Castresana resigns as Commissioner of CICIG and calls for dismissal of the Attorney General of Guatemala - Constitutional Court annuls election of the Attorney General - LAND - UN Special Rapporteur hears complaints of abuse of indigenous peoples’ collective rights - World Food Programme warns of famine in Guatemala following tropical storm Agatha - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Guatemalan government announces suspension of mining activities in San Marcos - OTHERS - In numbers: damage caused by Agatha - Congress ratifies state of calamity, World Bank loan redirected to attend to Agatha victims - Four decapitated bodies found - State institutional vulnerability continues.

MIP 81 June 2010 (pdf 239 KB)



MIP 80 May 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for May, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Press freedom under threat in Guatemala, warns UNHCHR - LAND - Quiché communities reject mining - EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Ramsar Convention verification confirms negative impact of oil extraction in Laguna del Tigre - Inter-American Commission orders suspension of Marlin Mine activities.

MIP 80 May 2010 (pdf 358 KB)



MIP 79 April 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for April details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Civil society expresses concerns about suitability of Attorney General candidates - Violence and aggression against trade union members - LAND - A development model for natural resources - Legalisation of the expropriation of lands for Economic Infrastructure Development - EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Organisations seek an end to mining activity in San Juan Sacatepéquez - Distribution of electrical energy in San Marcos: continuing tension in the communities and impunity for the murder of social leaders - OTHERS: WOMEN’S RIGHTS - Workers’ health right violated in fabrics and agriculture industries.

MIP 79 April 2010 (pdf 364 KB)



MIP 78 March 2010

Our Monthly Information Package fo March details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).

Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - FAMDEGUA denounces release of soldier involved in massacre - Judge opens case against former heads of National Police - LAND - Campesino population demands approval of the Rural Development Law - Mayors seek logging ban - EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - FNL demands Union FENOSA’s expulsion from the country

MIP 78 March 2010 (pdf 184 KB)



MIP 77 February 2010

IMPUNITY - MSICG report reveals murders of 42 journalists in the past two years - Former kaibiles instructor linked to Las Dos Erres massacre case - Commemoration of the Day of Dignity for Victims of the Armed Conflict - LAND - Campesino organisations demand speeding up of approval of Rural Development Law - Alta Vera Paz government mediating agent in agrarian tension - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Population of San Juan Sacatepéquez demands that popular consultations be binding - Vice-minister reports that popular consultation will be included in the new mining law.

MIP 77 February 2010 (pdf 231 KB)



MIP 76 January 2010

Our Monthly Information Package for December details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - 40 thousand outstanding arrest warrants accumulated over 40 years - Presiding judge named for Carpio Nicolle case - LAND - FAO: Estate owners not paying minimum wage to farm workers - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Maya Biosphere Reserve: 45% of forest lost in two years - New attacks against human rights defenders in San Marcos - San Marcos under state of prevention protests against abuses by Unión FENOSA - Huehuetenango councillors protest mining - Canada Supreme Court requires Canadian mining companies to present comprehensive environmental impact evaluations

MIP 76 January 2010 (pdf 130 KB)



MIP 75 December 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for December details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Colonel sentenced to 53 years in prison for disappearances in El Jute - PNR lodges complaints for human rights violations during the armed conflict - AJR submits copy of Plan Sofía 82 to Attorney General - Inter American Court of Human Rights condemns Guatemala for massacre in Dos Erres - LAND - Vía Campesina: twelve campesino leaders murdered in 2009 - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Activists travel to Canada to denounce the Marlin Mine - The Constitutional Court allows communities to carry out community consultation - OTHER - Thirteenth anniversary of the Peace Accords commemorated.

MIP 75 December 2009 (pdf 264 KB)



MIP 74 November 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for November, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - San Juan Cotzal: The army closes San Juan Cotzal detachment in order to protect the personal safety of its soldiers - CICIG: Insufficient response from the State on violence against women - US Ambassador seeks justice in the case of El Jute - LAND - LIDER blocks approval of Development Alliance Law - FONTIERRAS to allocate small loans to campesinos - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Representatives from 27 villages in Huehuetenango object to changes in mining law - INDE to restart the Xalalá project

MIP 74 November 2009 (pdf 162 KB)



MIP 73 October 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for October, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Election of new members of the Supreme Court of Justice - Murder of Fausto Otzin, leading indigenous rights defender - Campesinos call on the Interior Ministry and Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the persecution of social leaders - LAND - Organic agriculture as an alternative for prevention and reparation of the land - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Inhabitants of El Estor, Izabal, denounce threats by the Guatemalan Nickel Company - Congress Commission asks CICIG to investigate conflicts in mining zones - Community Consultation in the municipality of Cunen, El Quiche: 72 communities express an absolute rejection of mining.

MIP 73 October 2009 (pdf 126 KB)



MIP 72 September 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for September, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Spanish Judge Santiago Pedraz insists on obtaining copies of key military archives for the Guatemalan genocide case being brought before the Spanish National Court - Large part of adoptions during the civil conflict were illegal, estimates SIPAZ - Congress approves the integration of six lawyers vetoed by civil society into the Supreme Court of Justice - LAND -Social organisations denounce increase in killings of leaders of campesino and indigenous communities - Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur, recommends combating structural problems to end famine - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION Communities of Alta Verapaz reject construction of a hydroelectric plant in Lanquín municipality - Congressional Committee holds public hearings about problem of San Juan Sacatepéquez cement plant.

MIP 72 September 2009 (pdf 184 KB)



MIP 71 August 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for August, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Historic conviction of ex military commissioner for the forced disappearance of six indigenous people - The Spanish High Court requests copies of military plans from the 80s - Ex director of the National Civil Police detained and remanded in custody - LAND - Violent evictions in indigenous and campesino communities continue in Alta Verapaz - Demands for integrated attention to the food crisis - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Colom commits to reparation for victims of the construction of Chixoy hydroelectric plant - New hydroelectric plans from the company Generación Limpia de Guatemala, S.A. - Mayors demand information about the Northern Transversal Strip.

MIP 71 August 2009 (pdf 151 KB)



MIP 70 July 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for July, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - International community continue financial support of National Police Historic Archive - Director of Survivors Foundation, Norma Cruz, ends 10-day hunger strike following advances in two cases of irregular adoption - LAND - Intervention of CICIG requested in the judicial process of campesino leader, Ramiro Choc - Colom presents his rural development project for western Guatemala - Campesino organisations block the country’s highways to demand solutions to rural problems - Agrarian Platform and Government sign letter of commitment - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION - Oxfam: proof that “Mining does not imply development” - 50% of electorate would reject mining - Environment and Natural Resources Ministry (MARN) releases new resolutions in the case of Montana Exploradora.

MIP 70 July 2009 (pdf 338 KB)



MIP 69 June 2009

Our Monthly Information Package for June, details the activities of PBI during the month (including all meetings with national authorities, civil society organisations and the diplomatic corp).
Syndicated news from the Guatemalan press:
IMPUNITY - Cardenal Quezada Toruño criticizes changes in direction of the PNC - Gladys Monterroso, victim of illegal detention and aggression, accepts CICIG as plaintiff in her case - PDH accused of censoring work of the Historic Recuperation of the National Police Archive Project - LAND - The IDB approves US$22 million loan to Guatemala to finance land registry programme - Eviction of community in Sierra del Lacandón National Park, El Petén - NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION: Mayors of San Marcos opposed to mining, linked to destruction of natural heritage and social irresponsibility - Protests in San Marcos against excessive charges by DEOCSA - OTHER ISSUES - 49% of Guatemalan territory threatened with desertification.

MIP 69 June 2009 (pdf 0.9 MB)


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