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Peasant member of MUCA (Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan) is murdered in an area completely patrolled by the Xatruch Operation (military group)
On Monday October 21st 2013, hitmen on motorcycle murdered Manuel Ochoa, a member of the MUCA business association “Los Laureles” in the community of La Concepcion in Tocoa, Colon.
The ill-fated peasant was murdered while riding his bicycle by the “Occidental” farm in Tocoa, at about 6:30 pm he was ambushed by heavily armed men who shot him repeatedly, taking his life immedia...
We denounce the assassination of our fellow peasant and the criminalization campaign against the spokesman of MUCA
Yesterday an unknown men assassinated the store administrator of “La Chile” a peasant business owned by MUCA near the Suyapa Bridge of the Salama community in Tocoa, Colon.
The ill-fated peasant was Eulalio Martinez, age 43, who was assassinated early morning by two bullet wounds to the head, when he was on his way to the community of Salama in Sinaloa, Colon.
Martinez was a peasant dedicated t...
Social protest is still repressed and criminalized in Guatemala
The persecution of men and women, who are imprisoned and convicted, women who are raped, families who are violently evicted, is the scene that communities in Guatemala are living, when they try to defend their land and territory from domestic and foreign capital, mining, hydroelectric and cement companies.
Currently the repression and criminalization of the struggle for the defense of individual and c...
CLOC Via Campesina Central America denounces the increase in murders and persecution for defending life
Delegates of the CLOC Via Campesina Central America together with representatives of Guatemalan communities that suffer from persecution and intimidation for the defense of land and territory, made known, the increase of criminalization of the peasant and indigenous struggle for defending life.
The representatives of the Central American commission made known that the countries where there is increase in murde...
Release: To help the victims of the Marina Kue slaughter of the CLOC and the Via Campesina
The international delegation of the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC) and La Vía Campesina presen tour entire support to the victims of Marine Kue; survivors, families and those who have been deprived of their liberty or suffer an imputation from the framework of the fiscal investigation.
We adhereto the requests made by the Committee of Relatives of Victims of the Ma...
MORE REPRESSION IN CURUGUATY, PARAGUAY
Yesterday, during the morning of July 30th, 2,000 acres of Marina Kue were occupied again by a hundred farmers, demanding that the state give the land as part of land reform. They are located in the district of Yby Pytá, department of Canindeyú. This territory was protagonist of the Slaughter of Curuguaty, where 11 farmers and 6 policemen were killed in June 2012, and led a week later to an instituti...
LEADER FROM THE CENTRAL NACIONAL DE TRABAJADORES DEL CAMPO- CNTC WAS ARRESTED
ThisJuly 26th at 12:30 pm, the peasant leader Magdalena Morales Canales, 50 years old, was detained in Progreso Yoro, while she was in the office of the peasant organization where she works. Several people, agents of the General Headquarters of Criminal Investigation (DGIC), arrived in a vehicle, and said she was arrested because she had a warrant pending.
Immediately Magdalena was taken directly to jail, and ...