The following press release from Carbon Market Watch reports on efforts by civil society organizations to raise awareness around the troubling classification of a dam project in Guatemala.
The following reflection was prepared by Cecelia Aguilar Ortiz, a former Maryknoll lay missioner in Thailand
Dan Moriarty is a former Maryknoll lay missioner who works with Maryknoll's immersion program in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
The following alert is based on information from our colleagues at the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA and other sources.
In countries where Maryknollers serve such as Peru, the Philippines, and Kenya, to oppose destructive mining practices becomes an issue of life and death. Communities not only face death threats with impunity, but they also never see the economic benefits of the projects.
The following piece, published in the November-December 2013 NewsNotes, was prepared by Eben Levey, an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Over the last four days, less than a month after President Perez Molina visited the town of Barillas in the department of Huehuetenango and announced the formation of a formal space for dialogue between communities, the government, and the hydroelectric companies Ecoener Hidralia Energía/Hidro Santa Cruz S.A., police and military actions have markedly increased.
This week's reflection is written by Kathy McNeely, who is currently a staff member with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. Kathy spent several years in Guatemala as a lay missioner.
Human Rights Day -- December 10 -- presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
This week's scripture reflection was prepared by lay missioner Christine Perrier.
Two children are recent victims in a rash of human rights abuses directed at indigenous people who oppose the exploitation of natural resources on community lands in Guatemala.