Press Conference: Ancestral Authorities from Huehuetenango reaffirm their commitment to social causes

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July 28, 2016

At a press conference today, Ermitaño López Reyes, Domingo Baltazar, Sotero Adalberto Villatoro and Francisco Juan Pedro addressed the national and international community reaffirming their commitment to social causes, the defense of natural resources and life.

Emphasizing that the 7 ancestral authorities were unjustly arrested for defending life, Ermitaño López stated that “for us, it is of great satisfaction to be free today, and to be able to demonstrate not only our people, our communities, and to the entire country of how we have been criminalized. We have proven to all people, that we can continue to fight when we are united.”

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