Alejandro Alfaro, a Guatemalan and former employee of COPAE (the San Marcos’ Catholic Diocese’ Pastoral Commission of Peace and Ecology) will share his experiences working with the communities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands who are opposing the chemical mining taking place in their territories. The story of their lives is a story of success, grief, and … Continue reading March Salon: “David v. Goliath: Stories of Success, Grief and Hope Surrounding Gold Mining in Guatemala”
Click here: Guatemalan Mining Delegation to watch a video about DJPC’s Guatemalan Mining Delegation in 2011. Click here for application: Mining delegation application
Denver Justice & Peace Committee Mining Delegation to Guatemala In Guatemala, hundreds of mining concessions have been granted to transnational gold, silver, nickel, and zinc companies, threatening the social and environmental health of rural populations. Delegation participants will visit the municipalities of Sipakapa and San Miguel Ixtahuacan in the department of San Marcos as well … Continue reading Go to Guatemala with DJPC!
Two CAMINOS members traveled to Tesorito, Guatemala on a Promesa Delegation over the summer. Read about their trip, Promesa, CPRs, and the type of projects DJPC is involved in around Guatemala.
Amnesty International sent out the following urgent action today about death threats against the staff of the Asociacion para el Estudio y Promocion de la Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM) and the Unidad de Proteccion de Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA). DJPC encourages you to send a letter to Guatemalan authorities requesting the protection of those … Continue reading Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Threatened in Guatemala