Pedro Rafael Maldonado Flores
Pedro Rafael Maldonado Flores is a human rights lawyer working with Centro de Accion Legal, Ambiental y Social de Guatemala - CALAS (Legal, Environmental and Social Action Centre of Guatemala). CALAS works to promote environmental issues, community participation and respect for the collective rights of indigenous communities in relation to environmental concerns. The human rights defender has worked on legal proceedings defending the rights of local communities affected by the imposition of mining projects, in particular the transnational mining company Tahoe Resources Inc., and its Guatemalan subsidiary Minera San Rafael S.A. He has also worked on lawsuits against the criminalization of human rights defenders.