Guatemala Update ~ January 2021

Heading into 2021 Guatemala was recuperating from a series of environmental and political storms.  The end of the hurricane season wrapped up after a higher than usual amount of rain which saturated the soils across the country and exacerbated the devastation brought on by the tailends of hurricanes Eta and [...]

2021-06-09T11:42:28-04:00January 26th, 2021|General blog, Human security|

Corruption in disbursement of pandemic aid leaves Guatemalans increasingly at-risk

By: Laura Robinson, Communications & Public Engagement Intern Tropical depression Eta arrived in Guatemala this month after previously being classified as a category four hurricane. The storm lasted several days and brought a month’s worth of rain to several communities. This caused significant damage to roads, bridges, rivers, and homes. [...]

2021-06-09T11:48:33-04:00November 30th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

Ravaged by two major hurricanes and an inadequate Government, Guatemalan’s rise to demand justice

By: Este Chep, BTS Lead Cooperant The situation in Guatemala have been quite arduous over the last few weeks, as the country reels from the devastating impacts of two major hurricanes, mostly felt in the departments of Izabal, Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Huehuetenango and parts of Zacapa and Chiquimula.  The neighbouring [...]

2021-06-09T11:47:43-04:00November 25th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

COVID-19 Solidarity Fund for Guatemalan Partners

  Five months after our initial response actions, our partners and staff in Guatemala confirm that the situation throughout the country continues to drastically deteriorate, despite the Guatemalan government’s assurance otherwise.  It is evident that Guatemala along with the majority of Latin American countries are entering a long haul, with [...]

2021-05-09T19:25:41-04:00September 10th, 2020|General blog, Urgent Actions|

Open letter: 30+ groups & unions in Nova Scotia call for action on migrant worker rights

To Premier Stephen McNeil, Honourable Labi Kousoulis (Minister of Labour and Advanced Education), Honourable Keith Colwell (Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture), Honourable Randy Delorey (Minister of Health and Wellness), Honorable Chuck Porter (Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing), Honorable Lena Diab (Minister of Immigration) and Honorable [...]

2021-05-09T19:28:14-04:00August 5th, 2020|Signed Letters|

Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at Risk from Mining Pandemic Profiteers

BTS joined 300+ organizations in releasing a statement which denounces the four ways multinational #mining companies are profiting from the #COVID19 pandemic, at the expense of people and planet. Read the statement and full list of signatories below. The mining industry is one of the most polluting, deadly, and destructive [...]

2021-06-09T11:59:18-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog, Signed Letters|
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