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Happy Holidays from Breaking the Silence

Dear friends, As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on our past year together. With the beginning of the global pandemic in March, we had to adjust our work in Guatemala and explore how best to support our partners in the new [...]

2020-12-23T11:28:51-04:00December 23rd, 2020|General blog|

Corruption in disbursement of pandemic aid leaves Guatemalans increasingly at-risk

By: Laura Robinson, Communications & Public Engagement Intern Tropical depression Eta arrived in Guatemala this month after previously being classified as a category four hurricane. The storm lasted several days and brought a month’s worth of rain to several communities. This caused significant damage to roads, bridges, rivers, and homes. [...]

2021-06-09T11:48:33-04:00November 30th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

Ravaged by two major hurricanes and an inadequate Government, Guatemalan’s rise to demand justice

By: Este Chep, BTS Lead Cooperant The situation in Guatemala have been quite arduous over the last few weeks, as the country reels from the devastating impacts of two major hurricanes, mostly felt in the departments of Izabal, Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Huehuetenango and parts of Zacapa and Chiquimula.  The neighbouring [...]

2021-06-09T11:47:43-04:00November 25th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

We’re Hiring: Media & Design Intern

We are currently looking to hire a Media & Design Intern through the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Career-Launcher Internships program. This is a paid full-time position starting as early as Nov. 16, 2020, and running until March 1, 2020. Remuneration will range from $15-$17/hour pending on final budget approval. [...]

2021-06-09T11:50:49-04:00November 5th, 2020|Job and Educational Opportunities|

Xinka Parliament Announces Breakthrough in Escobal Mine Consultation Process, Rejects Pan American Silver’s Bad Faith

Photo credit: Xinka Parliament On October 15, 2020, the Xinka Parliament announced that Guatemalan authorities have finally recognized their representatives elected to participate in a consultation on the Escobal silver mine. Along with other agreements, this breakthrough could allow the court-ordered process over the future of the mine to advance after being [...]

2021-04-13T09:03:38-04:00October 28th, 2020|Current Events in Guate, Defense of Territory, General blog|

Open Letter: Freedom for Anastasia and Petrona

Todos por Guatemala-All for Guatemala together with the Canadian organizations and people listed below, with great concern denounce the following to the national and international community: Article 35 of the Constitution of the Republic of Guatemala establishes that freedom of expression and the functioning of independent journalism are fundamental in [...]

2021-05-09T19:26:57-04:00October 25th, 2020|Signed Letters|

Two Years After the Ruling: A Historic Achievement in the fight and resistance of the Xinka People

By: Maria Reyes, Consultant for communications support for the SAGE project  Two years have passed since the Constitutional Court of Guatemala ordered the Ministry of Energy and Mines to consult with the Xinka people regarding the Escobal mine and other extractive projects.  The ruling from September 3rd, 2018, case file [...]

2021-06-09T11:50:19-04:00October 15th, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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