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Community and environmental concerns not “pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s business

Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s socially and environmentally responsible history in Latin America. Yet, when [...]

2021-06-09T11:31:00-04:00May 17th, 2021|Defense of Territory|

Global Letter of Concern Against Canadian Mining in the Dominican Republic

(Photo from Mining Watch Canada) Marcha contra Barrick: hundreds march against Barrick Gold's proposed tailings damn in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. January 23, 2021 Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala joins a global letter of concern against Canadian mining in the Dominican Republic.  Upholding the rights of local communities and [...]

2021-05-04T12:34:17-04:00May 4th, 2021|Signed Letters|

Guatemala Update: April 2021

Taken during a sustained peaceful protest in front of the Constitutional Court “We demand new elections” “Courts not mafias, no to the cartel of judges” (Photo credit: LaCuerda) What is Making News In Guatemala: Top 3 Stories Written by Cooperants Indigo Christ and Laura Robinson COVID-19: New strains [...]

2021-04-21T12:23:18-04:00April 21st, 2021|Current Events in Guate|

En medio de un aumento de la violencia, más de 3.900 personas firman una petición exigiendo a Pan American Silver que respete los derechos del pueblo Xinka

Estimada Pan American Silver, Cuando compró la mina Escobal en el año 2019, estaba al tanto que había una intensa oposición local al proyecto y que había habido una represión violenta contra las y los involucrados en la resistencia. Su negativa a detener los programas locales en la población Xinka [...]

2021-04-16T07:07:16-04:00April 15th, 2021|Espanol|

Amidst a spike in violence 3,900+ sign petition demanding Pan American Silver respect the Xinka Peoples’ rights to free and prior consent

Dear Pan American Silver, When you purchased the Escobal mine in 2019, you knew about the broad opposition to the project and that there had been violent repression against those involved in the fight. Now, your refusal to halt local programs in Xinka communities is fomenting tension and division. These [...]

2021-04-15T13:17:58-04:00April 15th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Urgent Actions|

7 Year Anniversary: Honouring the Life and Resistance of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco

Today, April 13th, 2021, marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco. At the age of 16, she was a member of the peaceful resistance against a Canadian-owned silver mine near her home in Mataquescuintla, Guatemala.  Topacio was a co-founder of the Mataquescuintla youth movement to resist [...]

2021-04-13T15:13:59-04:00April 13th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Uncategorized|

2021 St. FX Service Learning: Natalie’s Reflections

My service-learning experience with Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) began through a university course that I was in called Exploring Global Parallels. We were given a selection of service-learning opportunities and chose to do my placement with Breaking the Silence in the Mapping Resistance in Guatemala and the Maritimes project. [...]

2021-04-13T14:51:57-04:00April 13th, 2021|General blog|
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