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ALERT: Reactivation of Mining Exploration in Eastern Guatemala

For almost two decades, mining companies have been holding on to mining concessions in eastern Guatemala, manipulating administrative and legal processes in their favor. In the context of rising prices for precious metals in 2021, one project is activating mining activities without meeting legal requirements or obtaining clear approval [...]

2021-07-08T08:29:17-04:00July 8th, 2021|Defense of Territory, General blog|

August 9th — International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

By: Maria Reyes, Consultant for communications support for the SAGE project  The Indigenous Xinka people claim the right to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent. The Peaceful Resistance communities of the Xinka people in Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa have fought for their right of self-determination; along with [...]

2021-06-09T11:56:20-04:00August 10th, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog|

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|

Xinka Parliament & BTS Stand in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

The Xinka Parliament and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) support and stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders, who are resisting the incursion of the Coastal Gaslink (CGL) pipeline on their unceded territory. We - Xinka people and Xinka Parliament in Guatemala - have been engaged in a [...]

2021-06-07T09:08:46-04:00February 25th, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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