Breaking the Silence has been coordinating delegations to Guatemala since the 1990s as an expression of solidarity and as a way to learn and share with our partners. Educational delegations are challenging and rewarding experiences for those who participate and are a tool for deepening our understanding of the complexities of community development and the role of international solidarity. Check out these blog posts from past delegation participants!

In Resistance, there is Revival: Delegation Reflection

Photo: Delegation visits the Xinka Parliament (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) From February 22-29th, a Canadian delegation visited communities and organizations resisting the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The delegation was organized by BTS and Mining Watch. Charlotte Connolly writes about the experience. The week-long delegation to the Escobal Mine, facilitated by Breaking the Silence’s [...]

BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 11

November 20, 2019 By Laura Robinson Today we met with the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala with the goal of sharing the stories we had been trusted with during this delegation. After leaving Antigua yesterday, we spent the evening preparing questions in order to ask how the Canadian government was handling the issues we [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Delegation, General blog|Tags: , , , , , |

BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 9

November 18, 2019 By Somadina Muojeke Learning about the Rio Negro massacre which was linked to a hydroelectric project, exploring resistance coffee farms and honouring activist Topacio Reynoso, spending time with communities facing evictions by large plantation owners and communities demanding the right to free, prior and informed consent who are faced with [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Delegation, General blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 8

November 17, 2019 By Ahmed Nassrat “My beautiful piece of peace Mataquesquintla will continue to flower when no hero who defends the earth has to die.” Topacio Reynoso It was quite touching to show up at the mural to find a group of youth working to refresh the mural which was previously painted [...]

November 19th, 2019|Categories: Delegation, General blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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