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BTS September 2020 Newsletter

The BTS Annual Gathering is less than 1 month away! Have you registered? All are invited to join the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering, taking place Saturday October 24th from 9:30 AM to Sunday October 25th at 1PM at the Tatamagouche Centre.

2020-10-20T19:01:40-04:00September 30th, 2020|Newsletter|

Reflecting on Independence Day in Guatemala

By: Este Chep, BTS Interim Guatemala Coordinator and Stacey Gomez, BTS Maritimes Coordinator   September 15th marks Independence Day in Guatemala. This year marks 199 years since the transfer of power from the Spanish Crown to the European elites and their descendants in Guatemala. Many Indigenous people and organizations in [...]

2021-06-09T11:51:45-04:00September 29th, 2020|General blog|

We’re hiring! Anti-Oppression Consultant for BTS

Since the 1980s, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) has sought to respond to the needs and issues defined by our Guatemalan partners based on the principles of relationship-building, solidarity and mutuality. As a grassroots network with this shared commitment, we undertake initiatives such as advocacy, public education and cross-cultural [...]

2021-06-09T11:51:07-04:00September 28th, 2020|Job and Educational Opportunities|

COVID-19 Solidarity Fund for Guatemalan Partners

  Five months after our initial response actions, our partners and staff in Guatemala confirm that the situation throughout the country continues to drastically deteriorate, despite the Guatemalan government’s assurance otherwise.  It is evident that Guatemala along with the majority of Latin American countries are entering a long haul, with [...]

2021-05-09T19:25:41-04:00September 10th, 2020|General blog, Urgent Actions|

Lettre d’inquiétude sur l’impunité persistante des violations des droits humains contre les défenseurs Xinka

À: María Consuelo Porras, Procureure générale et Directrice du Ministère public; Hilda Pineda, Procureure de l’unité des droits humains du Ministère Public; Edgar Horacio Portillo Morales, Directeur général de la Commission présidentielle des Droits humains; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Médiateur pour les droits humains; Ruth del Valle, du Bureau de [...]

2021-04-12T09:09:44-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

Carta de preocupación por impunidad en curso de violaciones de los derechos humanos contra defensorxs del Pueblo Xinka

Más de 90 organizaciones Guatemaltecas e internacionales han enviado una carta a oficiales Guatemaltecos por amenazas, violaciones de derechos humanos e impunidad en contra de defensorxs Xinkas. Lea la carta abajo. A: María Consuelo Porras, Fiscal General y jefa del Ministerio Público Hilda Pineda, Fiscal de Sección de Derechos Humanos [...]

2021-05-09T19:20:05-04:00August 24th, 2020|Espanol, General blog, Signed Letters|

Letter of concern on ongoing impunity for human rights violations against Xinka defenders

Over 90 organizations from Guatemala and globally have signed this letter to Guatemalan officials expressing concern for threats, violations of human rights and impunity in relation to Xinka defenders. Read the letter below. TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Hilda Pineda, Prosecutor of [...]

2021-04-12T09:10:41-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|
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