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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 [...]

2021-05-09T19:22:27-04:00January 21st, 2021|General blog, Signed Letters|

Lettre d’inquiétude sur l’impunité persistante des violations des droits humains contre les défenseurs Xinka

À: María Consuelo Porras, Procureure générale et Directrice du Ministère public; Hilda Pineda, Procureure de l’unité des droits humains du Ministère Public; Edgar Horacio Portillo Morales, Directeur général de la Commission présidentielle des Droits humains; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Médiateur pour les droits humains; Ruth del Valle, du Bureau de [...]

2021-04-12T09:09:44-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

Carta de preocupación por impunidad en curso de violaciones de los derechos humanos contra defensorxs del Pueblo Xinka

Más de 90 organizaciones Guatemaltecas e internacionales han enviado una carta a oficiales Guatemaltecos por amenazas, violaciones de derechos humanos e impunidad en contra de defensorxs Xinkas. Lea la carta abajo. A: María Consuelo Porras, Fiscal General y jefa del Ministerio Público Hilda Pineda, Fiscal de Sección de Derechos Humanos [...]

2021-05-09T19:20:05-04:00August 24th, 2020|Espanol, General blog, Signed Letters|

Letter of concern on ongoing impunity for human rights violations against Xinka defenders

Over 90 organizations from Guatemala and globally have signed this letter to Guatemalan officials expressing concern for threats, violations of human rights and impunity in relation to Xinka defenders. Read the letter below. TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Hilda Pineda, Prosecutor of [...]

2021-04-12T09:10:41-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

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 [...]

2021-04-12T18:01:33-04:00November 19th, 2019|Delegation, General blog|

BTS joins over 40 organizations in calling for the restoration of security measures to the Reynoso Pachecho family

(Photo credit: NISGUA) March 26, 2018 - The letter of concern, signed by 46 Guatemalan and international human rights organizations, calls on Guatemala's Minister of the Interior Enrique Degenhart to restore life-saving security measures for the Reynoso Pacheco family. Nearly four years after the murder of their 16-year old daughter and mining resistance organizer, Topacio [...]

2021-04-12T11:40:43-04:00March 26th, 2018|General blog|

Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office asked to investigate murder of environmental defender by over 2900 concerned individuals from 59 different countries

Press release May 17, 2017 (Guatemala/Oakland, CA/Tatamagouche, NS) — On Wednesday, a letter was delivered to the Public Prosecutor’s office in Guatemala on behalf of more than 2,900 people requesting an immediate and thorough investigation into the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso Pacheco and the attacks against her father, Alex [...]

2021-04-12T09:27:45-04:00May 18th, 2017|General blog|

No Justice Three Years After Topacio’s Murder

April 14th marked three years since the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, a young activist and artist who spoke out against the US-Canadian company Tahoe Resources whose Escobal Mine is located only 6km from her community of Mataquescuintla. Her father was also seriously injured in the attack. No one has yet been [...]

2021-04-12T11:41:26-04:00April 14th, 2017|General blog|
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