Indigenous Campesinos in Guatemala Demand an End to Violent Evictions

April 27, 2015 Jeff Abbott 0

“In the last few weeks and few months, there has been an incremental increase in the orders for arrest against campesinos organized with CCDA for the defense of their territory, rivers, forests, and of life,” said Leocadio Juracan, the national coordinator of CCDA, in a press conference with alternative media. “It is repression.”

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Maya Q’eqchi’ Families in Guatemala Demand Access to Land

April 27, 2015 Jhonathan F. Gómez 0

Over 400 families formed a peaceful encampment outside the National Palace in downtown Guatemala City last week. According to the Farmers Committee of the Highlands (Comité Campesino del Altiplano, CCDA), families are asking for access to land, the resolution of agrarian conflicts, a stop to forced evictions and an end to the criminalization of community leaders.

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