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Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco 2021

  Dedicado en honor a la vida y lucha de Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, este premio se presenta anualmente desde el 2016 a un grupo juvenil en territorio guatemalteco que trabaje para proteger el medio ambiente y su comunidad a través del arte, la música o cualquier forma creativa de resistencia.  [...]

2021-08-06T19:28:20-04:00July 19th, 2021|Espanol, General blog|

ALERT: Reactivation of Mining Exploration in Eastern Guatemala

For almost two decades, mining companies have been holding on to mining concessions in eastern Guatemala, manipulating administrative and legal processes in their favor. In the context of rising prices for precious metals in 2021, one project is activating mining activities without meeting legal requirements or obtaining clear approval [...]

2021-07-08T08:29:17-04:00July 8th, 2021|Defense of Territory, General blog|

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 [...]

2021-06-08T16:36:10-04:00June 7th, 2021|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

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|
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