7 Year Anniversary: Honouring the Life and Resistance of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco

Today, April 13th, 2021, marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco. At the age of 16, she was a member of the peaceful resistance against a Canadian-owned silver mine near her home in Mataquescuintla, Guatemala.  Topacio was a co-founder of the Mataquescuintla youth movement to resist [...]

2021-04-13T15:13:59-04:00April 13th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Uncategorized|

The recipients of the 2020 Topacio Award are… Each year the Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award recognizes and supports youth fighting to protect the environment and their territories through the use of art and other creative forms of resistance.  This year, we received applications from 8 departments across Guatemala reflecting the struggles youth face as a result of [...]

2021-04-12T08:49:26-04:00August 13th, 2020|General blog|

The Life & Legacy of Topacio

On August 13th, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network will be announcing the winner of the 5th annual Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award. This award is coordinated by the network and awarded through the collaboration of five other civil society groups across Canada. The award was created to honor the memory [...]

2021-04-12T11:39:50-04:00August 7th, 2020|General blog|

Festivales Solidarios: Winners of the 2019 Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Youth Award!

We are excited to announce the 2019 winner of the Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Youth Award is Festivales Solidarios (or Solidarity Festivals), a group of Indigenous and Meztizo youth who use art and social media in resistance to defend territory, historical memory and raise awareness of political prisoners in Guatemala. The group began its work in [...]

2021-04-12T09:00:01-04:00June 13th, 2019|Announcements|

AJODER and Topacio Award Keep Her Dreams Alive

On Sunday, September 2nd, the Reynoso Pacheco family accompanied by BTS staff Lisa Rankin, traveled to Coban, Alta Verapaz to present the 2018 Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award to AJODER (the Association for Development and Social Recovery). As always, the presentation of the award was a bitter-sweet moment, remembering Topacio and [...]

2021-06-07T15:22:29-04:00September 13th, 2018|General blog|

2017 Winners of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award

Asociación de Jóvenes Para el Desarrollo y Rescate Social (Youth Association for Development and Social Recovery), San Luis Jilotepeque Jalapa - 2017 Winners of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award. September 22, 2017 The 2017 winner of the Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award is the Asociación de Jóvenes Para el Desarrollo y Rescate [...]

2021-06-07T15:19:20-04:00September 22nd, 2017|General blog|
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