Letter of concern to Ambassador Rita Rudaitis-Renaud
January 18, 2019

Common Frontiers joins 24 Canadian civil society organizations in sending a letter concern to the Canadian government regarding the escalating constitutional crisis in Guatemala. The letter reads: “We fear that the executive branch’s ongoing refusal to abide by the orders of the country’s highest court constitutes a “technical” coup, leading Guatemala down a path of dictatorship… We understand that the [Guatemalan] government’s actions go far beyond a simple attempt to remove the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) from the country; the government’s efforts to consolidate power constitute an attack against the rule of law and institutionality.”

Signatories to the letter include:
Americas Policy Group – Groupe d’orientation politique pour les Amériques
Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN)
Alternatives Canada
Amnesty International Canada
BC CASA/Cafe Justicia Canada
Canadian Jesuits International
Centre Paysan
Church in Action Committee, Maritimes Region, United Church of Canada
CoDevelopment Canada
Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine
Common Frontiers
The Humanity Fund
Inter Pares
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN)
Maritimes- Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS)
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
Nobel Women’s Initiative
Projet Accompagnement Québec-Guatemala (PAQG)
PSAC – AFPC Public Service Alliance of Canada- Alianza de la Función Pública de Canadá
Todos por Guatemala Canada
The United Church of Canada
United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos
USC Canada – Seeds of Survival

Letter of Concern- January 18, 2019