On 21 February 2018, 64-year old human rights defender Isroilzhon Kholdarov was released after having served almost 12 years in prison.
On 26 October 2018, a member of Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia in Ituango received a threatening message directed to human rights defenders Genaro de Jesus Graciano and Isabel Cristina Zuleta. In addition, members of the Movement have become aware of a threatening pamphlet distributed by the paramilitary group Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia- AGC (Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia), which declares members of Movimiento Rios Vivos as a “military target”.
On 20 January 2018, Maria Magdalena Cuc Choc was released on bail. The judge ordered her to pay bail of 5,000 Guatemalan Quetzals (US$682), to remain within the Izabal department, and to sign in regularly at a local tribunal.
On 17 January 2018, María Magdalena Cuc Choc was arbitrarily detained in the city of Puerto Barrios, El Estor, Izabal, ahead of a trial where she is charged for aggravated trespassing, threats and illegal detention.