October 2, 2016
The Guatemala Solidarity Project strongly denounces the arrest yesterday of Maria Cristina Chun Ac and calls for international solidarity to pressure for her release. Chun Ac is a nonviolent organizer and community leader whose only “crime” is defending the legitimate rights of her community
Urgent: Indigenous Guatemalan Organizers and Family Attacked in Home, then in Hospital
September 6, 2016
The GSP is calling for solidarity with renowned q’eqchi’ activist and organizer Esteban Hermelindo Cux after masked men attacked him and his family in their home in Panzos, Guatemala on September 2. Esteban and several family members were injured, there home was vandalized and windows were shattered by rocks and bullets. Community leader Fredy Qib also received significant facial wounds and is recuperating in the hospital. Members of the criminal gang later attempted to assault Qib in the hospital, and have threatened to return and kill Cux and members of his family.