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...

SolidariLabs, Skylight's new program, will launch next month in Colombia. The pilot labs will be a five-day immersive experience for 24 Colombian participants selected in open call that received a huge response from all over this very diverse country. SolidariLabs is built on the Skylight model...

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...

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,...

On October 7th, we concluded our second crowdfunding campaign at Skylight. Creative Director Pamela Yates met master cinematographer Haskell Wexler in Nicaragua in 1984 on the set of Wexler's film Latino, and from that time on, Haskell became Pamela's mentor and life-long friend. When Haskell asked Pamela...

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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