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Voices from the Migrant Caravan

“There is no way to live there, we don´t know how to survive” says Margarita, 34. She has left her home country of ...

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“It has been 5 years without rain”

In a country where violence, corruption and discrimination towards indigenous people is common, people are trying to sur...

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John McColgan launches photography book in aid of Trócaire

John visited both countries in his role as Trócaire Ambassador. Best known for his work with Riverdance and Tyrone Prod...

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Rios Montt death closes bloody chapter for Guatemala

For others, particularly the survivors and victims of the genocide, his death represents a denial of justice from t...

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Human rights activist falsely imprisoned in Guatemala

Abelino Chub Caal, a human rights activists who Trócaire supports in Guatemala has been imprisoned since Feb 2017 under...

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International Human Rights Award acknowledges Indigenous women’s historic legal victory in Guatemala

Last year history was made in Guatemala as former Lieutenant Esteelmer Reyes Girón and military commissioner Heriberto ...

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Corruption-accused President of Guatemala given reprieve by Congress

Jimmy Morales was voted President of Guatemala in 2016. He campaigned on a platform of honest governance, after the prev...

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EU and Latin America: Human rights cannot be the cost of trade

The EU has increased its imports from Latin America by 50% in the last decade. It is the region’s third largest tr...

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Meeting genocide survivors in Guatemala

Lisa Naughten, a Trócaire supporter, shares her experiences of travelling with Trócaire to Guatemala in February ...

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Trócaire condemns the murder of Jeremy Barrios, staff member at our partner organisation CALAS, Guatemala

November 12, 2016 On November 12, 2016, in Guatemala City at around 5:30 pm, Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima was shot twice ...

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Historic victory for women’s rights and justice in Guatemala

  The plaintiffs at the trial. Photo: Mujeres Transformando el Mundo   The accused and their lawyers at the Su...

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“No one can shut me up for being a woman”

I visited Doña Tina Velasquez Garcia, who is 65 and who lives in a rural community just outside the town of Pochuta, ab...

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Time of change in Guatemala: a new era of justice and democracy

The 2nd of September 2015 will be remembered throughout Guatemala as an historic victory for the Guatemalan people in th...

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Diversity determines destiny: Trócaire partners in Guatemala working to secure land and food supplies

Rose Hogan, Trócaire’s policy advisor on sustainable agriculture, reports from Guatemala on the global lessons that c...

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President of Ireland marks retirement of Trócaire’s Sally O’Neill

Yesterday, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, marked the retirement of leading human rights advocate and ...

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Land for 110 violently evicted Guatemalan families

As the sun rose on the Polochic valley 525 women, men and children belonging to various communities began a twelve hour ...

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A testimony of survival and dignity in the face of genocide

A CIDSE delegation of European bishops and priests has travelled to Guatemala to show their solidarity with survivors of...

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Celebrating life in Guatemala one year on from the historic genocide trial

By Sally O’Neill, Head of Region, Latin America   “We truly believe that in order for peace to exist i...

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Reclaiming historic memory and public space in Guatemala

by Aisling Walsh, Guatemala   The 25th of February 2014 marked the 15th anniversary of the publication of ‘Memory...

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Food Not Fuel: Evicted families in Guatemala still face an uncertain future

Manuel Laj Ical and his daughter Wilma at their house in 8 de agosto. Right: Juana Laj Ical finishing one of her handmad...

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The Gift of Safe Motherhood: transforming and saving lives in Guatemala

by Michelle Hoctor Small hands grab the breezy pink curtain which hangs over the low entrance door to the house of 57 ye...

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