International Update Volume 52, Issue 5

<p>Last Wednesday, Agua Caliente, an indigenous community in Guatemala, brought a case regarding land rights to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Located in the El Estor municipality, the community is one of sixteen Maya Q’eqchi’ communities in the area. The case calls for the Guatemalan government to give the community titles to their land and sovereignty to determine how their lands are used, including in regard to natural resource extraction.