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Accompaniment and Cooperant Program2021-02-16T21:34:48-04:00

Accompaniment and Cooperant Program

After several years of rest, the BTS Cooperant Program saw a comeback in 2019. Returning for a two year pilot period, the program aims to bring 6-8 cooperants from across the Maritime region to Guatemala for short and long-term human rights & community development placements. Facilitating this endeavour was made possible through network support with the establishment of a Cooperant Committee as well as BTS Staff, including the hiring of Este Chep as Lead Cooperant who was tasked with relaunching and overseeing the program.

To find out more about the program, email BTS’ Lead Cooperant at btscooperant (at) gmail.com.

Report-backs from previous accompaniers and cooperants

Justice for the 36 Maya Achi Women: Report-Back on Speaking Tour with Gloria Reyes

By: Stacey Gomez, BTS Maritimes Coordinator From October 26-30th, lawyer Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic spoke throughout the Maritimes on the case of the 36 women from Rabinal seeking justice for sexual violence committed during Guatemala's Internal Armed Conflict. As a member of legal team for the case, [...]

December 13th, 2019|Categories: General blog, Report Backs, Speaking Tour|

Overwhelming international support for Guatemalan communities resisting Tahoe’s Escobal mine

This past month, over 3,700 individuals took action in support of Guatemalan communities right to say “No” to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. The action re-sent a letter delivered to Tahoe Resources’ offices in Reno, NV and Guatemala City by allies at the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) and representatives [...]

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Current Events in Guate, Report Backs|
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