21 March 2013
On March 8th we received notice of the cruel murder of Carlos Hernández, member of the National Health Workers' Union, the National Front for Struggle (FNL), the Coordination of Popular, Indigenous, Religious, Workers' and Campesino Organisations of the Oriente (COPIISCO) and the Camotán Campesino Association of the department of Chiquimula, municipality of Camotán. According to the information received he was killed by shots fired from another vehicle on his return from a trip from Honduras.
31 May 2012
Reverend José Pilar Álvarez, of the Association to protect Las Granadillas Mountain (APMG), was in London from 28-31 May, seeking to increase awareness and support for the work of APMG and other environmental human rights defenders in Guatemala who are similarly threatened because of their work. Rev. Pilar helped local residents establish APMG in 2004. Deforestation, monoculture, and large-scale cattle farming by private landowners was depleting fresh water supplies, endangering local forest flora and fauna, and threatening the livelihood of local communities.
15 March 2010
On 15th March 2010 Amnesty International UK hosted an event in support of the National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia (ONIC) campaign ‘Palabra Dulce, Aire de Vida’ (‘Sweet Words, Breath of Life’), for the survival of indigenous peoples at risk of extinction in Colombia.