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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|

Justice for the 36 Maya Achi Women: 4 Ex-Patrulleros will face trial in 2022

On March 24th, 2021, the Rabinal Legal Clinic successfully appealed the decision made by now recused judge, Claudette Dominguez, on June 21st, 2019 in the case of the 36 Maya Achi women for sexual violence committed during the Guatemalan Internal Armed Conflict. Judge Claudette Dominguez was recused from the case [...]

2021-06-02T11:17:45-04:00April 6th, 2021|In the News, Truth, justice & impunity|

APG Letter to Minister Garneau: Concern Regarding Undermining of Human Rights Ombudsman in Guatemala

February 17, 2021 The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, On K1A 0A2 Dear Minister Garneau: We write you on behalf of the Americas Policy Group (APG) to express our concern regarding efforts of the government of Guatemala to undermine the [...]

2021-06-09T11:39:04-04:00February 17th, 2021|Signed Letters, Truth, justice & impunity|

US sentencing of former civil patroller implicated in crimes against humanity

On December 20, 2019 Francisco Cuxum Alvarado was sentenced in a Massachusetts courtroom for immigration-related charges with Maya Achi survivors Paula Ixtapa and Jesus Tecu present. Paula is president of the Rabinal Legal Clinic, while Jesus is the director. Back in 2018, Cuxum Alvarado was also sentenced in a Salamá courtroom [...]

2021-06-09T12:07:23-04:00January 24th, 2020|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

Justice for the 36 Maya Achi Women: Report-Back on Speaking Tour with Gloria Reyes

By: Stacey Gomez, BTS Maritimes Coordinator From October 26-30th, lawyer Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic spoke throughout the Maritimes on the case of the 36 women from Rabinal seeking justice for sexual violence committed during Guatemala's Internal Armed Conflict. As a member of legal team for the case, [...]

2021-06-09T12:08:56-04:00December 13th, 2019|General blog, Speaking Tour, Truth, justice & impunity|
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