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Press Release: BTS Cooperants return home after being stranded in Guatemala

PHOTO: BTS Cooperants Indigo Christ (from Halifax/Mabou, Nova Scotia), Laura Robinson (from Rothesay, New Brunswick) and Lenora Yarkie (from Edmonton, Alberta) at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto on March 23, 2020. Halifax, NS - On March 23rd, three volunteers with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) landed in [...]

2021-04-14T13:14:48-04:00March 25th, 2020|General blog, Press releases|

Press release: Groups throughout Canada express solidarity with Waterloo family facing deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Waterloo, ON (November 19, 2019) - Twelve groups and organizations throughout Canada have issued an open letter in solidarity with an undocumented family in Waterloo, Ontario facing deportation to Guatemala. Ahead of tomorrow’s expected post-election cabinet shuffle, they call on the Trudeau government to let the family [...]

2021-04-14T13:18:48-04:00November 19th, 2019|General blog, Press releases|

PRESS RELEASE: Lawyer in Maya-Achi sexual violence case in Guatemala to speak throughout the Maritimes

Photo: Plaintiffs in the Maya-Achi sexual violence case stand with lawyer Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic Tatamagouche, NS (October 23, 2019) - From October 26-30th, Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic will speak throughout the Maritimes about the case of 36 Maya-Achi women seeking justice for sexual [...]

2021-04-14T09:16:16-04:00October 24th, 2019|General blog, Press releases|

Press Release: Groups Denounce Attacks & Defamation by Swiss Mining Company Solway Investment Group in Guatemala; Urge Constitutional Court to Follow Precedent and Shut Down Mine

The same week that Global Witness names the Central American country the deadliest in the world for environmental activists, threats against Maya Q’eqchi land defenders opposing illegal mining in their territory increase.  Zurich/Berna/Washington/Berkley/Tatamagouche/Guatemala August 2, 2019 On July 29 Global Witness released a report which found Guatemala among the most [...]

2021-04-14T13:17:17-04:00August 13th, 2019|Press releases|

Press release: Indigenous people call on Pan American Silver to cease local interference out of respect for consultation process in Guatemala

May 8, 2019 (Vancouver/Victoria/Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Washington, D.C.) Ahead of Pan American Silver’s annual shareholder meeting in Vancouver today, the Xinka Indigenous Parliament released a statement calling on the company to stop attempts to engage with communities outside of the court-ordered consultation process over the Escobal silver project. They insist that the company’s [...]

2021-04-14T13:22:04-04:00May 8th, 2019|Press releases|

Comunicado de Prensa: El gobierno de Canadá incumple su promesa de crear mecanismo de control

El gobierno de Canadá incumple su promesa de crear mecanismo de control independiente sobre derechos humanos con relación a empresas  El Gobierno de Canadá fracasó el día de hoy en nombrar a una Persona Defensora para la Actividad Comercial Responsable (Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise - CORE por sus siglas en [...]

2019-04-08T21:19:27-04:00April 8th, 2019|Press releases|

Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad

For Immediate Release Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad Ottawa, ON / Tatamagouche, NS / Guatemala City (April 8, 2019) - The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate [...]

2021-04-12T11:40:26-04:00April 8th, 2019|Press releases|

Comunicado de prensa: Mayra Jiménez habla a través las provincias marítimas de Canadá sobre el incendio ocurrido en el Hogar Seguro en 2017 y sobre el movimento por la justicia de género en Guatemala.

Photo: Mayra Jimenez habla durante un evento en Halifax el 3 de marzo (Credito fotografico: Stacey Gomez) 6 de marzo de 2019 (Halifax) – Del 28 de febrero a el 9 de marzo, Mayra Jiménez del colectivo 8Tijax ofrece charlas en gira por las provincias marítimas de Canadá [...]

2019-03-06T02:32:30-04:00March 6th, 2019|Press releases|
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