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  • Guatemala : a workers’ paradise ?

    , by LINARES Luis

    It’s a fact that always comes as a surprise. Guatemala, a country that ranks at the bottom in Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of development and prosperity indicators, has an enviable unemployment rate : 2.9 per cent in 2012 and 2.5 per cent in 2019.
    In a developed country, this (...)

  • Demand the release of unjustly detained Guatemalan prisoners

    , by FoE

    Join Friends of the Earth International in calling for the release of nine political prisoners in Barillas, Guatemala, who are due before a hearing on November 26.
    Click here to send a mail to the Guatemalan authorities:

  • Free Guatemalan human rights defender Rubén Herrera!

    , by Collective

    Rubén Herrera was arrested as he left his house in Huehuetenango district, Guatemala on March 15 this year. He is still in prison more than two months later.
    Rubén has been an active community organiser, working on many environmental and social justice campaigns and bringing together networks (...)

  • Guatemala Coup Fails

    , by FEELEY Dianne

    WHILE THE COUP in Honduras was successful, in Guatemala an attempted “cold” coup unraveled. Rodrigo Rosenberg was murdered on May 10, 2009; the following day the media ran a video filmed shortly before his death. In it Rosenberg stated that if he were killed, President Alvaro Colom and his wife (...)