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Ubaldino García Canan

HRD, Member
Indigenous Council Maya Ch'orti’ of Olopa

Ubaldino García Canan is a Maya Chorti indigenous rights defender from the municipality of Olopa, where he participates in peaceful resistance with indigenous communities against the mining company Cantera Los Manantiales. The defender is also an interlocutor of the Indigenous Council Maya Ch'orti’ of Olopa, and carries out important work articulating the Council's efforts with local and international organisations.

While general violence and insecurity are a serious concern, HRDs continue to experience targeted threats and attacks against their homes and offices, which are frequently subject to illegal raids and break-ins. A climate of impunity in regard to human rights violations still prevails in the country, few attacks against HRDs are investigated and even fewer result in convictions.