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Events2020-10-23T21:28:59-04:00

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BTS Annual Gathering: RE-CONNECT!

October 22 - October 24

Past events

We’re Hiring: Service Learning Mentor

BTS is pleased to announce a short-term, part-time position available to serve as a BTS Mentor with the St. Francis Xavier University Service Learning program. The Service Learning Mentor will join the BTS Communications and Cooperant-Program Facilitator to support BTS's work with the St. Francis Xavier University Service Learning program [...]

September 1st, 2021|Categories: Job and Educational Opportunities|Tags: |

Activists Call for Protection of Xinka Leaders Participating in Escobal Mine Consultation

Today six U.S. and Canadian human rights and environmental organizations filed a letter with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) supporting a request to extend precautionary measures for activists opposed to the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The mine has faced strong local opposition from the day it started operations in 2011, opposition that [...]

COVID-19 and Consultation

Photos taken during the pre-consultation phase meetings for the Escobal Mine (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) In Guatemala, the unfortunate social and economic effects of the spread of COVID-19 can be observed. Guatemala is currently situated 2nd amongst Central American countries based on biweekly confirmed COVID cases per million. [...]

The Criminalization of Land Defenders from Chicoyogüito

Photo taken during a protest for the political prisoners arrested during the 2021 mobilization for the Chicoyogüito community. Signs read “We demand the return of our land that the state evicted us from July 28th 1968.” “We only demand what is ours.” “Freedom for the 21 political prisoners from Chicoyogüito.” [...]

Se Otorga el 6to Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco A…

Estamos muy emocionadxs para anunciar a quienes se otorga el 6to Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco! Desde 2016, este premio ha reconocido y apoyado los esfuerzos de grupos juveniles en Guatemala utilizando el arte para defender su territorio y protejer el ambiente.  Este premio fue creado en memoria de la vida [...]

August 13th, 2021|Categories: Espanol|Tags: , , , , |
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