Guatemala News & Human Rights Organizations

Guatemala News & Organizations

Here are the sites that I find most useful for keeping up with news, analysis and other information from Guatemala, especially relating to defense of human rights.

Guatemala News & Analysis

Centro de Medios Independientes de Guatemala - Alternative news & analysis site run by talented volunteers.  [español]

El Salmon - A digital magazine about Guatemala that prides itself on "swimming against the current." [español]

Plaza Publica - A progressive site featuring news, analysis and in-depth investigations.  [español]

Prensa Comunitaria - Excellent news site that "documents the voice of the people and their different struggles".  [español]

Upside Down World  - An online magazine covering activism and politics in Latin America; articles from writers, activists, artists & global citizens.  [english]

International Human Rights Organizations

ACOGUATE - An organization of international accompaniers who provide a physical presence to threatened Guatemalan human rights defenders as they work for social justice. [español]

Breaking the Silence - BTS undertakes advocacy and lobbying; organizes delegations; sends interns, volunteers, and human rights accompaniers; and raises awareness about Guatemala. [english]

GHRC - The Guatemala Human Rights Commission is a dedicated to promoting human rights in Guatemala and supporting communities and activists who face threats and violence.   [eng/esp]

Guatemala Solidarity Network - GSN works in solidarity with Guatemalan organizations and communities striving for human rights, social and economic justice.   [english]

NISGUA - The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala links people in the U.S. and Guatemala in the struggle for justice, human dignity, and respect for the Earth.  [english]

OACNUDH - Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Guatemala observes the human rights situation in order to advise authorities on how best to promote and protect those rights. [español]

Peace Brigades International - PBI protects the political space of human rights defenders who suffer repression for their nonviolent work in favour of human rights, peace, and social justice.  [eng/esp]

Rights Action - Funds grassroots human rights, environmental and development organizations in Guatemala and Honduras, and holds USA & Canada accountable for policies that cause harm.  [english]

Guatemalan Human Rights Organizations

UDEFEGUA - The Guatemalan Human Rights Defenders Unit provides information, training, monitoring and psychological support to threatened defenders and their organizations.  [español]