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The CICIG* Touched a Raw Nerve in the Military and Economic elite By Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj In 500 years, no one has even come close to achieving the high level work that the CICIG team has carried out – except for the government of Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán...

[caption id="attachment_18424" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Melle van Essen / skylight.is[/caption] Why do children leave my country? Originally written by Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj in Spanish and published in ElPeriodico of Guatemala.   They leave because they want to break the curse that steals their dreams the moment they...

Voter suppression affects us all. The enemies of democracy understand well the power of the vote—otherwise they would not wage war on it.   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_erPeKtmY-Y[/embedyt]   Tomorrow’s special election for US Senator from Alabama could help topple the Republican majority in the US Senate. But this election will...

The Skylight team has created this list that includes some of our favorite organizations, individuals, and movements that served as an inspiration to us in 2017. We were inspired by their determination to end injustices by fighting for their rights and the rights of others....

Berta Cáceres, In Her Own Words is based on a 2012 interview I did with the Honduran environmental activist and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous People’s Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). I was in Central America as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative and JASS...

[caption id="attachment_16902" align="alignleft" width="237"] Photo credit: Dana Lixenberg[/caption] In these monthly postings my hope is to part the curtains and give you a glimpse behind the scenes where Skylight films get put together. I am the chief slicer and dicer, wielding my electronic knife with pleasurable...

On Thursday 10/22, we heard to fascinating presentations from Llan Carlos Dávila, of CODIDENA, and Gabriela Álvarez Castañeda of Florecerás NYC about Guatemalan resistance movements, at home and abroad. Popular movements oppose corruption in government and the incursion of the extractive industries in indigenous lands,...

Skylight stands in solidarity with the warehouse workers affected by unsafe conditions.  We call upon B&H Photo to treat all of its workers ethically and with respect. As a leading marketplace for photo and video equipment, B&H has an opportunity and responsibility to inspire other companies...

How can you commemorate the second anniversary of the #SentenciaPorGenocidio? Download these instructions in .pdf format 1. Read the verdict: Record and upload a short video of yourself reading a passage from the guilty verdict of Ríos Montt, and share it on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sentenciaporgenocidio,  as well as...

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