Location : Mazatenango
Creation : 1992
Local issues : Discrimination at work and corruption are major problems in the country and are a direct threat to human rights. The management of electricity distribution by private companies who charge for their services prices that humble families cannot afford is an example of that unfairness at play. The CODECA members have to face serious repression due to their involvement. Since the foundation of CODECA, many of its members have been assassinated by the militia, in all likelihood at the instigation of large landowners. In 2014, the president of the association and two other members of the Administrative Council were arrested on the sidelines of a protest organized by CODECA against the multinational company ENERGUATE in charge of the electricity network. The leaders of CODECA have been detained for several months.