Indigenous teacher Bernardo Caal Xol spoke up to protect the river that his communities depend on for survival. He should not be in prison for one more day! © Diario La Hora / José del ÁguilaDOWNLOAD THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER LIFESAVER HERE
Bernardo Caal Xol (pronounced Kal Shol) is a teacher and water protector in northern Guatemala. He has committed no crime, yet he has been in jail for over two years. Well that’s not fair, is it?!
Bernardo is a respected leader of Maya Q’eqchi’ (pronounced ke chi) Indigenous communities. They asked him to take legal action on their behalf to stop the damming of the Cahabón River.