Upcoming events

BTS Annual Boat Cruise Fundraiser

August 14 @ 2:20 pm UTC-4

BTS Annual Gathering: RE-CONNECT!

October 22 - October 24

Past events

The Amnesty Law = IMPUNITY

Written by: Maria Reyes Leer en español aquí On June 7 in the Guatemalan Congress, the Valor party, led by Zury Rios (daughter of Rios Montt) presented Law 5920 for the consolidation of peace and reconciliation, also known as the "Amnesty Law". This proposed law is not new. In February [...]

Consultation Process for the Escobal Mine Advances after Multi-Year Delay

Photo taken during the pre-consultation phase meetings for the Escobal Mine (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) Written by: Maria Reyes and Indigo Christ After multiple delays, the first meeting of the pre-consultation process for the Escobal mine was held at the Xinka Parliament’s offices in Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, on [...]

June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Defense of Territory|Tags: , , , , , , |

CNCA Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

  By: Tianqi Liu On Monday, May 31st, 2021, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) released the draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new Canadian corporate accountability law (Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation, or mHREDD). The law has received broad support across 150 [...]

June 23rd, 2021|Categories: General blog|Tags: , , , |

APG – GOPA Guatemala Briefing Note: May 2021

APG Mesoamerica voices concerns over increased violence and repression in Guatemala, as Canada benefits from the country’s rapidly deteriorating rule of law and democracy In late May, BTS and other members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) drafted a briefing note voicing concern over escalating violence and repression in Guatemala [...]

Welcome, BTS Summer Cooperants!

This summer, two students from Dalhousie University will be joining BTS for a 14-week work term. These positions are funded by the Nova Scotia Student Summer Skill Incentive program. During these 14 weeks, current Cooperants Laura Robinson and Indigo Christ will introduce them to BTS’s mission, history, and projects, [...]

June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Cooperant Program|

Solidarity with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Statement of Solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network expresses its solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the federally-mandated residential school located in Kamloops, British Columbia. We stand in solidarity with First [...]

June 7th, 2021|Categories: General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|Tags: , , |
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