The indigenous q’eqchi’ peasants of the community San Miguel Cotoxja have an ancestral right to their land. Their parents and grandparents lived on the land, and their basic rights were repeatedly violated. Now the government is attempting to violently evict residents, leaving them in a struggle to survive so that wealthy land owners can use the land to become even more wealthy. But the children and adults of San Miguel Cotoxja deserve dignity and life. We will not sit by idly while the government commits this atrocity.
Please sign the petition calling for justice for San Miguel Cotoxja! We have already collected hundreds of names and are now launching the online version of the petition. Please sign and spread the word!
Interview with San Miguel Cotoxja community leader Rumalda Pop:
Video of March 2011 attacks against communities neighboring San Miguel Cotoxja:
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