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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|

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 [...]

2021-04-12T18:07:53-04:00November 22nd, 2019|Delegation, General blog|

Press Release: Human rights ombudsperson for Canadian corporations could be a step in the right direction, says BTS

January 24, 2018 (Halifax / Guatemala City) For the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), the recently announced Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise could be a step towards increased corporate accountability, though its effectiveness remains to be seen. The office will have the power to investigate human rights complaints against [...]

2021-04-14T13:28:46-04:00January 24th, 2018|General blog, Press releases|

“We don’t like Canadians.”

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/we-dont-canadians/22297 By Stephen Law, originally posted in the Halifax Media Coop. Tale of indigenous-led resistance in Guatemala provides lessons for anti-fracking struggle at home by Stephen Law Resistence to industrial encroachment in Guatemala. Author Stephen Law sees similarities to the Maritime situation. (Photo: NISGUA - Network in Solidarity with the [...]

2021-06-02T14:06:59-04:00March 25th, 2014|Defense of Territory, General blog|

BTS Delegation Blog- Day 7 (Yvette)

Today we visited communities in the department of Santa Rosa. On the road there, we were delayed by a "landslide" which had occurred the night before. Typical Guatemala experience! We were welcomed in Jumaytepeque by a large group, mainly of men, small farmers from 3-4 small communities in Santa Rosa [...]

2021-04-13T09:56:03-04:00October 29th, 2013|Delegation, General blog|

Complaint Asks Ontario Securities Commission to Investigate Tahoe Resources After Wiretap Evidence Implicates Employees in Violence at Guatemala Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Complaint Asks Ontario Securities Commission to Investigate Tahoe Resources After Wiretap Evidence Implicates Employees in Violence at Guatemala Mine Monday, June 03, 2013 Source: Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) - MiningWatch Canada (Toronto/Ottawa) On Friday, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) submitted a complaint to the Ontario [...]

2021-07-05T10:50:34-04:00June 3rd, 2013|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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