November 18, 2018
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Since the Guatemala Project was restarted in 2003, the project has produced a Monthly Information Package detailing the team's activities, alongside a regular bulletin which deals in greater depth with the issues affecting Guatemalan human rights defenders. All regular publications are produced in both english and spanish.

More publications from PBI Guatemala

PBI Guatemala Quarterly Bulletins

Bulletin 39 - August 2018

Criminalization of social protest and Congress’ regressive agenda - Interview with Bernardo Caal Xol, defender of the Cahabón river - Impacts of criminalization on the families of human rights defenders - News of our work. Accompaniment to TZK’AT

Bulletin 39 - August 2018 (pdf 2.0 MB)

Bulletin 38 - January 2018

While injustice persists, resistance will continue: the CPR is celebarting its 24th anniversary - Food security in Guatemala: a preventable humanitarian drama - Risks, threats, and challenges for the LGBTI population in Guatemala - News of our work: Accompanying the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón

Bulletin 38 - January 2018 (pdf 1.1 MB)

Bulletin 37 - August 2017

Regulation of consultation, a highly questioned process - Now there is nowhere to plant. Life after eviction - Struggle against violence towards women: Institutional obstacles and alternatives of self-management - News of our work: Taking back the AEU: for a renewal of the student movement

Bulletin 37 - August 2017 (pdf 1.0 MB)

Bulletin 36 - December 2016

Uncontrolled logging in forests: A risk to the survival of indigenous communities - Living in protected areas: The life of communities in Sierra del Lacandón and Laguna del Tigre, Petén - Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity: Prosperity for who? - News of our work: Progress in transitional justice: CREOMPAZ Case

Bulletin 36 - December 2016 (pdf 1.2 MB)

Bulletin 35 - August 2016

Land: women, the forgotten ones - Product of exploitation: women and maquilas - Lolita Chávez and Helen Mack reflect on hate speech

Bulletin 35 - August 2016 (pdf 802 KB)

Bulletin 34 - March 2016

Community comunication: grassroots journalism at risk - The defense of the Merendón and Granadillas Mountains: a peaceful struggle for water - Hydropower in Guatemala: questioning of and alternatives to large hydroelectric plants - Information about our work

Bulletin 34 - March 2016 (pdf 1.1 MB)

Bulletin 33 - 1st of 2015

Petén: Women weaving a new society - Rights behind bars? When Defending Territory Becomes a Crime - Women and defenders of territory: a double struggle - Information about our work

Bulletin 33 - 1st of 2015 (pdf 1.1 MB)

Bulletin 32 - 2nd of 2014

Closure of the spaces for the protection of Human Rights in Guatemala - Interview with Santiago Chóc Cú: The fight against impunity. Looking to dignify the victims following the legal process - Social protest and violent evictions: observations and concerns - Information about our work

Bulletin 32 - 2nd of 2014 (pdf 1.3 MB)

Bulletin 31 - 1st of 2014

Women human rights defenders speak out - Roundtable dialogue meetings - Pueblo Maya Chortí

Bulletin 31 - 1st of 2014 (pdf 687 KB)

Bulletin 30 - 2st of 2013

The case of the Primavera estate, San Cristóbal, Alta Verapaz - Criminalisation of social protest continues - CONAVIGUA: 25 years fighting for women's rights

Bulletin 30 - 2st of 2013 (pdf 0.9 MB)

Bulletin 29 - 1st of 2013

Trial for Genocide: The right to truth and justice for the victims, families and survivors - Peten: population displacement and the expulsion of communities from their land - News of Our Work

Bulletin 29 - 1st of 2013 (pdf 1.7 MB)

Bulletin 28 - 3rd of 2012

Resistance in La Puya: Taking on mining companies in their communities - Women speak out: “We are not struggling solely for our own existence but out of a commitment to our ancestors and the coming generations” - News relating to our work.

Bulletin 28 - 3rd of 2012 (pdf 1.6 MB)

Bulletin 27 - 2nd of 2012

Legal proceedings open against former Head of State and high-ranking officers of the Guatemalan army accused of genocide and crimes against humanity - Northern Transversal Strip: disputed territory (second part) - The Committee in Defense of San’s Rafael Life The Flowers demands Consultation - News relating to our work.

Bulletin 27 - 2nd of 2012 (pdf 1.4 MB)

Bulletin 26 - 1st of 2012

The fight against impunity in face of violations of the right to food - Northern Transversal Strip: disputed territory - An overview of the human rights situation in Petén

Bulletin 26 - 1st of 2012 (pdf 2.0 MB)

Bulletin 25 - 3rd of 2011

Interview with Carlos Morales, UVOC, on land, agrarian conflict and human rights in the Verapaz region - Protected Areas in Guatemala: state protection of territory - Activities for PBI's 30th anniversary

Bulletin 25 - 3rd of 2011 (pdf 1.9 MB)

Bulletin 24 - 2nd of 2011

Pre-trial custody and criminal justice procedures: three people from San Juan Sacatepequez deprived of liberty for almost three years - Follow up to the Community Consultation in Sacapulas, Quiché.

Bulletin 24 - 2nd of 2011 (pdf 1.4 MB)

Bulletin 23 - 1st of 2011

Interview with Velia Muralles on the Historical Archives of the National Police - Legal Action Against Human Rights Defenders: Overview of the Current Context and its Consequences.

Bulletin 23 - 1st of 2011 (pdf 1.9 MB)

Bulletin 22 - 3rd of 2010

The death penalty, faceless judges and anti-gang laws: a legitimate and adequate response to the violence in Guatemala? - Petén: nobody’s land, everybody’s land - European advocacy tour by Lorena Cabnal from the Association of Indigenous Xinka Women of Santa María Xalapán Jalapa - The current status of compliance with the recommendations of the Commission for Historical Clarification (CEH) on forced disappearance and exhumations.

Bulletin 22 - 3rd of 2010 (pdf 1.9 MB)

Bulletin 21 - 2nd of 2010

Mining:Good for Guatemala? - Human rights and the defence of natural resources: community consultations in Quiché - Curbing violence and stimulating the Guatemalan economy

Bulletin 21 - 2nd of 2010 (pdf 2.2 MB)

Bulletin 20 - 1st of 2010

'States of prevention: a solution or a cause of violence?', 'Women, land and territory', 'Major development projects in Chiquimula' and news from the Guatemala Project.

Bulletin 20 - 1st of 2010 (pdf 2.2 MB)

Bulletin 19 - December 2009

Interview with Norma Cruz, Director of the Survivors Foundation; Chronic Food Insecurity Remains Unaddressed in Guatemala; Informal Settlements in Guatemala City; Xalalá: The Right to Community Participation; News of our Work and Peace Brigades International's Mission Objectives

Bulletin 19 - December 2009 (pdf 3.6 MB)

Bulletin 18 - August 2009

Investigating the Past: The Puzzle of the Truth; Interview with Marco Tulio Alvarez Bobadilla; Neighbourhood Security and Citizens Patrols: An Answer to Local Insecurity in Guatemala?; Criminalisation and the Social Movement; News from the Team.

Bulletin 18 - August 2009 (pdf 10.7 MB)

Bulletin 17 - March 2009

Impunity in Guatemala’s Maquila Industry; Social Issues and Human Rights in Petén; Agrofuels, a Special Focus on Petén; Justice and Reconciliation in Guatemala: Between Frustration and Hope; Two Years on: Peasant Farmers from La Mocca Farm Continue without Land; News from the Team.

Bulletin 17 - March 2009 (pdf 1.4 MB)

Bulletin 16 - September 2008

Megaprojects and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A pending challenge - Evictions and impunity: the Nueva Linda case - Our work: PBI accompaniments.

Bulletin 16 - September 2008 (pdf 734 KB)

Bulletin 15 - May 2008

The death penalty: A last minute reprieve. New government, and the death penalty?. - Izabal; agrarian conflict protagonist. - Sexual Diversity in Guatemala. - PBI's accompaniments.

Bulletin 15 - May 2008 (pdf 642 KB)

Bulletin 12 - March 2007

The trend towards criminalising environmental protests - Population movement and Human Rights - Interview with the Association Grupo CEIBA - 2007 Elections - An update on the project’s activities

Bulletin 12 - March 2007 (pdf 1.9 MB)

Bulletin 09 - May 2006

Campesino labour rights violations in San Marcos - Epidemic of violence and signs of social cleansing - Water: source of life, source of conflicts - Interview with Jorge López of OASIS

Bulletin 09 - May 2006 (pdf 1.1 MB)

Bulletin 14 - December 2007

Civic festival stained by violence - Murder of woman in Guatemala - EU-Central America Association Agreement - Interview with Julio Archila, MTC - An update on the project's activities.

Bulletin 14 - December 2007 (pdf 3.4 MB)

Bulletin 13 - August 2007

CICIG: A new opportunity to end impunity? - Agrarian conflict - Interview with José Roberto Morales, CALDH - Tortilla: Food or fuel? - An update on the project’s activities

Bulletin 13 - August 2007 (pdf 533 KB)

Bulletin 08 - February 2006

Fortuitous discovery of the archives of the former National Police - The agrarian problem: Experiences of the community El Maguey - Political participation of Guatemala’s Indigenous population - Interview con Eloyda Mejía of the Association of Friends of Lake Izabal (ASALI) - PBI-Guatemala: Team work

Bulletin 08 - February 2006 (pdf 633 KB)

Bulletin 07- November 2005

Polemic over the politicisation of aid after Hurricane Stan - Labour Rights in Guatmala: Unfinished Business? - Nueva Linda: One year after the eviction - A look at the everyday life of the people living in Guatemala ́s shanty towns - Activities of the Team in the field

Bulletin 07- November 2005 (pdf 2.0 MB)

Bulletin 10 - September 2006

The Spanish National Court’s Rogatory Commission: a step towards justice - Sipacapa: a year on from the community consultation - The Mocca: Chronicle of a death foretold - Interview with Sandra Morán from the Women’s sector - An update on the project’s activities

Bulletin 10 - September 2006 (pdf 1.2 MB)

Bulletin 01 - December 2003

PBI Guatemala: Work in Progress – Reparations, The Long Road to Justice and Reconciliation – Interviews – Elections – Guatemala Project

Bulletin 01 - December 2003 (pdf 425 KB)

Bulletin 11 - December 2006

Back to the past? Re-militarization of citizen security causes controversy - Settlements in the capital - The student and youth movement - Interview with Erwin Orrego from FENVEMEGUA - An update on the project’s activities

Bulletin 11 - December 2006 (pdf 1.3 MB)

Bulletin 06 - August 2005

Deteriorating situation of human rights defenders - Interview: Carlos Morales of the Union of Campesino Organizations of the Verapaces (UVOC) - Land Registry Law: The solution to land conflict? - Serious concerns over the Law of Concessions - PBI Guatemala: Entering in new cycles of work

Bulletin 06 - August 2005 (pdf 842 KB)

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