Bernado Caal Xol, Guatemala
Bernardo Caal Xol holds a whole people in his heart. Through his teaching and trade union leadership, he has made it his mission to empower his people, the Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ in north central Guatemala. He has also done everything he can to peacefully protect their land and natural resources from plunder and biodiversity loss.
- Write a letter to the Attorney General of Guatemala
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Dear Attorney General,
Bernardo Caal Xol holds a whole people in his heart. He and the Maya Q’eqchi are a vital part of Guatemala’s heritage. They are peacefully protecting the land and water that make the country a unique place. Yet the hydro-electric power plants licensed to operate without their permission are disrupting their sacred Cahabón river, scarring the landscape, and destroying their way of life.
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Attorney General of Guatemala
Public Prosecutor’s Office
5 Avenida A 15-16,
Ciudad. de Guatemala
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2. Write a message to Bernado
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Send your messages of hope and solidarity so Bernardo knows he’s not alone in his struggle to protect his people’s lands.