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BTS Resumes In-Person Visits: CCDA and IMAP

Meeting at the CCDA's office, holding publications of the CCDA's 2nd national agrarian congress. By: Lisa Rankin Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Lake Atitlan and visit BTS’s partners, the Highland Small Farmers Committee (CCDA) and the Mesoamerican Institute for Permaculture (IMAP). One of [...]

2021-10-26T09:42:55-04:00October 26th, 2021|Human security|

Updates from BTS Partners

Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) Our friends at the CCDA continue their incredible work of community organizing in response to the many challenges faced.  The end of 2020 brought on many difficulties with regards to the continuous violence and criminalization against land defenders.  The CCDA continues to provide support [...]

2021-04-12T08:54:08-04:00January 28th, 2021|General blog|

Guatemala’s New President Takes Power, Jimmy Morales Leaves With Further Repression and Impunity

January 14 was the inauguration of the new Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. He is known as a hard-line right-wing conservative with a promise of more militarization in the country, against LGBTQ+ rights and in support of the death penalty. The new Congress was also sworn in that morning and new [...]

2021-06-09T12:11:56-04:00January 20th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 5

November 14, 2019 By: Laura Robinson October 12th, 2019 marked 527 years since the discovery of America, however, this year also marked 527 years of Indigenous resistance. Resistance which the Committee of Small Highland Farmers (CCDA) engages in wholeheartedly.  The CCDA engages in the struggle for the protection of land, [...]

2021-06-02T11:01:21-04:00November 16th, 2019|Delegation, General blog|
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