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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|

BTS Website Launch & Social

Join us for the launch of our new website and connect with members of the network. The evening will feature a performance from musician Erick Carillo and insights from Festivales Solidarios!Festivales Solidarios is a group of Indigenous and Meztizo youth in Guatemala who use art and social media in resistance [...]

2021-04-12T08:41:01-04:00February 8th, 2021|General blog|

Updates from BTS Partners

Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) Our friends at the CCDA continue their incredible work of community organizing in response to the many challenges faced.  The end of 2020 brought on many difficulties with regards to the continuous violence and criminalization against land defenders.  The CCDA continues to provide support [...]

2021-04-12T08:54:08-04:00January 28th, 2021|General blog|

Guatemala Update ~ January 2021

Heading into 2021 Guatemala was recuperating from a series of environmental and political storms.  The end of the hurricane season wrapped up after a higher than usual amount of rain which saturated the soils across the country and exacerbated the devastation brought on by the tailends of hurricanes Eta and [...]

2021-01-26T18:34:48-04:00January 26th, 2021|General blog|

Open letter: 190+ organizations call for investigation following assassination attempt against Xinca community leader

January 21, 2021 TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala; Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, Pan American Silver; Michael Steinmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Silver; Ross [...]

2021-04-12T11:39:37-04:00January 21st, 2021|General blog|

Events for International Development Week 2021

Thanks to the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation for hosting IDW 2021! You are invited to our International Development Week event! Join BTS Cooperants Laura and Indigo for an interactive Lunch & Learn about coffee, justice movements in Guatemala, and the ways that they’re connected. We’ll dive into the history [...]

2021-04-16T10:02:43-04:00January 21st, 2021|General blog|

TAKE ACTION: Canada must provide promised powers to Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

In January 2018, the government announced that it would create an independent office with the power to investigate. Instead, on April 8, 2019, it unveiled a powerless advisory post, little different from what has already existed for years. The Government of Canada failed to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible [...]

2021-04-12T14:47:19-04:00January 18th, 2021|General blog, Urgent Actions|
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