In English. NISGUA is a U.S. based non-governmental organization that links people in the U.S. with the Guatemalan people and their grassroots struggles for justice, human rights, environmental protection, and dignity. The website includes coverage of news pertaining to Guatemala and Central America more generally, and information regarding campaigns on trade and development, impunity, land rights and militarization.
Archived Web Resources
NISGUA: Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
Otros Mundos Chiapas
In Spanish. The website of Other Worlds, a non governmental organization that seeks to present alternatives to current economic and environmental policies. There is a focus on sustainability and local action. Website contains articles,videos and pdfs.
Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman [Guatemala]
In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.
Procuraduría General de la Nación: República de Colombia
In Spanish. Official government website for the ombudsman of Colombia. Contains news, publications, photographs, audio and video materials, and an event calendar. The Procuraduría oversees state employees in their exercise of their public duties. Within the ongoing peace process between the state and paramilitry forces, the Procuraduría is charged with promoting participatory mechanisms for the victims. They are organizing a project that archives the non-judicial materials produced in the course of the prosecution of paramilitary crimes: testimonies, objects, photographs. Organization has limited funding and security concerns associated with what is a highly controversial peace process between the state and the paramilitaries. Links between paramilitary forces and state agents have been publicly denounced, and in certain cases proved in court.
In Spanish and English. The Desaparecidos Project is an initiative of a variety of human rights scholars and activists who hope to combat forced disappearances and the impunity that often enables them to continue occurring. The website includes current news on government repression of dissent, memorials to disappeared people, testimony of survivors and resources for attorneys.
Quotha [Latin America]
In English. Quotha is a blog where Adrienne Pine, an American anthropologist, publishes coverage and analysis of civil and political rights issues in Latin America, including violations by extractive industry projects and big business. The current focus of the blog is the Honduran coup of June 2009. The site contains her field notes from Honduras, as well as wide-ranging analysis and news coverage of the post-coup period.
Radio Liberada [Honduras]
In Spanish. Contains news stories, press releases, photos, videos related to the Honduran resistance movement after the 2009 coup d'etat that removed democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, from power.
Red National de organismos Civiles de Derechos Humanos [Mexico]
In Spanish. Website serves as a collaborative meeting space for human rights organizations across Mexico.
Reiniciar: corporación para la defensa y promoción de derechos humanos / Reinitiate: Corporation for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights [Colombia]
In Spanish. Contains news articles, audiovisual materials, PDFs of publications, and opportunities for action. Focuses on the genocide of members of the Unión Patriótica, leftist political party whose members were targeted and killed during the 1980s by military and paramilitary forces. Founded in 1993 by surviving members of UP and others who had worked on human rights in the Barrancabermeja area of Colombia, Reiniciar is a non-profit organization based in Bogota, Colombia that provides human rights advocacy training, documents human rights violations nation wide, and provides legal, humanitarian and psychological aid to survivors of human rights abuses.
Réseau National des Droits Humains / National Human Rights Defense Network / Rezo Nasyonal pou Defann Dwa Mounn [Haiti]
In French, English, Creole. Non-profit, non-governmental organization that formed in 1982 under the name National Coalition for Refugees. Focuses on stopping U.S. deportation of Haitian refugees, refugees and displaced persons in Haitian provinces, human rights violations during the dictatorship, and democracy. Contains news articles and PDF versions of newsletters.