Heidi McKinnon (Guatemala)


Heidi McKinnon

Heidi McKinnon (Association for the Integral Development of the Victims of Violence in the Verapaces, Maya Achí - ADIVIMA): Heidi holds a BA in anthropology and Spanish from the University of New Mexico and has worked with indigenous communities throughout Latin America since1997. Heidi worked at Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in the late 1990s. Heidi researched human rights and sovereignty issues in every region of Latin America as she was developing content for the permanent exhibits at NMAI. Her research led her to ADIVIMA and the Chixoy Dam, which she recommended for inclusion at the Museum.



05 Dec

Chixoy Negotiations Underway with President Colom

I have been quiet about the negotiation process for some time because it was not

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Posted Dec 05, 2009

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12 Nov

San Antonio Panec: An INDE Resettlement Village

The Maya Achi resettlement community of San Antonio Panec is located in the countryside near

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Posted Nov 12, 2009

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17 Jul

Village of Agua Blanca in Danger from Los Chorros Land Slide

ADIVIMA would like to share a video report from Guatemala, in Spanish, that shows the

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Posted Jul 17, 2009

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09 Apr

A Just Reparation

A young woman entered the emergency room Tuesday with a bandaged arm. A machete wound.

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Posted Apr 09, 2009

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02 Mar

Chixoy: A Mirror for Xalalá

I find it rather difficult to write about Chixoy reparations when I cannot actually write

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Posted Mar 02, 2009

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22 Feb

Más Una Mirada Crítica

It is a blustery Sunday in Rabinal. My last blog in January was written from

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Posted Feb 22, 2009

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12 Jan

Tragic Landslide near Chixoy Dam in Central Guatemala Kills Dozens

MEDIA CONTACTS: Spanish Juan de Dios Garcia, adivima@yahoo.com 502-7938-8230 English Heidi McKinnon, hmckinnon@advocacynet.org 502-7938-8230 THE

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Posted Jan 12, 2009

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21 Nov

President Colom Signs New Political Accord to Finalize Reparations on Chixoy Dam in 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Spanish Juan de Dios Garcia, adivima@yahoo.com 502-7938-8230 English Heidi McKinnon,

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Posted Nov 21, 2008

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14 Nov

Flying Kites for the Dead

When I arrived in Rabinal this September, I noticed that kite season had arrived along

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Posted Nov 14, 2008

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22 Oct

Blogging on Violence and Femicide

Thus far, I have said little about life in Rabinal in terms of security and

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Posted Oct 22, 2008

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21 Oct

Chitucan Repatriation

While I am preparing a variety of blogs about my recent travels to dam affected

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Posted Oct 21, 2008

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20 Oct

Looking Toward the Fall

I feel the need to backtrack briefly and review where I have been and where

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Posted Oct 20, 2008

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17 Oct

Visiting Chixoy

Last month I traveled a few hours north of Rabinal into Alta Verapaz to visit

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Posted Oct 17, 2008

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26 Sep

The First Rio Negro Memorial Textile

In late August, I met with a group of women from Pacux to discuss a

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Posted Sep 26, 2008

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08 Aug

INDE Tour, Summer 2008

Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege to visit various remote communities

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Posted Aug 08, 2008

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23 Jul

Aurelia and Lucas

After my last meeting with the nascent weaving cooperative in Colonia Naranjo, I paid a

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Posted Jul 23, 2008

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07 Jul

Weaving A Life at Home

Don Justo is the only resident of Colonia Naranjo who knows how to weave on

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Posted Jul 07, 2008

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04 Jul

We Arrived Early in Salamá

We arrived early in Salamá thanks to Tomás. The sentencing was to begin at 3

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Posted Jul 04, 2008

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30 Jun

The Chitomax Bridge

On Tuesday, June 24th, I saw the Chixoy River for the first time while entering

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Posted Jun 30, 2008

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27 Jun

Ya Estamos Cansados

This week I accompanied a delegation of ADIVIMA and COCAHICH representatives during a two-day session

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Posted Jun 27, 2008

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19 Jun

A Simple Swab

Whenever people start moving tables around the office, I know something interesting is about to

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Posted Jun 19, 2008

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17 Jun

Hydropower and Development

Almost half of all electricity consumed in Guatemala today comes from one source-the Chixoy Hydroelectric

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Posted Jun 17, 2008

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16 Jun

The Road to Pacux

Pacux is a resettlement village on the outskirts of Rabinal. In 1983, it was a

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Posted Jun 16, 2008

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11 Jun

Panzós: Thirty Years Later

May 29th was the 30th anniversary of a massacre that occurred in Panzós, Alta Verapaz.

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Posted Jun 11, 2008

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08 Jun

Paulino`s Boots

I bought my rubber boots the day after arriving in Rabinal. It is the only

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Posted Jun 08, 2008

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02 Jun

Waiting for a Storm to Clear

Today is market day in Rabinal and the air is heavy with the promise of

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Posted Jun 02, 2008

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