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February 24, 2017
Unjust detention of Abelino Chub Caal, indigenous and environmental defender in Izabal Dept., where agricultural and extractive industry companies are in land disputes with local communities.
February 23, 2017
Guatemala’s indigenous communities have worked tirelessly to recuperate their communal lands in the 20 years since the end of the country’s 36-year-long internal armed conflict. But these communities have faced the constant threat of dispossession from mining companies, the large-scale agro-industry, and the construction of hydroelectric dams.
February 15, 2017
More than 120 people have died since 2010, according to Global Witness research. The victims were ordinary people who took a stand against dams, mines, logging or agriculture on their land –murdered by state forces, security guards or hired assassins.
February 15, 2017
On March 2nd, 2016 they assassinated our sister Berta Cáceres. They thought they would get rid not just of her as a leader recognized throughout Latin America and around the world, but also would end a struggle, a political project, that they would destroy the organization of which she was both founder and daughter, COPINH (the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras).
February 13, 2017
Escalating incursions by paramilitaries in hamlets in or near the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Antioquia Departmentand death threats to Community residents.
February 12, 2017
Public relations smear campaign targeting three Honduranorganizations: Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz (MILPAH), the Honduran Center for the Promotion of Community Development (CEHPRODEC), and the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), all which work to defend land and environmental rights.
February 1, 2017
Recent incursion of paramilitaries into the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Antioquia Department. They are entering communities, going to specific homes, and threatening to kill residents of the Peace Community if they refuse to collaborate with the paramilitaries.
January 26, 2017
Assassination of Afro-Colombian community leader Emilsen Manyoma Mosquera of CONPAZ (a network of community and victim organizations) and her partner Joe Javier Rodallega, in the port of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca Department, where families are being forcibly displaced by paramilitaries.
January 25, 2017
Killing of indigenous and land rights defender Sebastian Alonso Juan, age 73, when armed men began shooting at demonstrators during a peaceful protest against hydroelectric projects Pojom I and Pojom II in San Matea Ixtatan in Huehuetenango Department.
January 24, 2017
Military shot in the knee Víctor Vásquez, President of the Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz Honduras (MILPAH), while he was providing assistance to a wounded man during a violent eviction of small farmers in Santa María in La Paz Department.