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We denounce violence against Q’eqchi communities in Guatemala

URGENT ACTION : GUATEMALA: State must immediately stop the excessive violence against defenders of the Maya Q'eqchi' people in peaceful resistance against the illegal nickel project in El Estor. After twenty days of peaceful resistance against the illegal mining of their ancestral territories and the Guatemalan State's failure to enforce [...]

2021-10-25T12:40:26-04:00October 25th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Urgent Actions|

National & international organizations call for an end to threats & harassment against journalists and human rights defenders in the Q’eqchi’ territory

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network joins other national and international human rights organizations in expressing concern over the threats, intimidation and provocations that human rights defenders, journalists and social communicators are suffering in El Estor, Izabal. Read the full statement and list of signatories below. June 24, 2020 We, [...]

2021-06-09T11:57:28-04:00June 25th, 2020|General blog, Human security, Signed Letters|

Letter of concern to the Guatemalan government: Human rights in the COVID-19 context

VER LA CARTA EN ESPAÑOL AQUI April 29, 2020 STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) supports the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice.  In the context of COVID-19 and the current state of emergency declared by the Guatemalan government, [...]

2021-06-02T13:55:02-04:00April 29th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

Press Release by communities in El Estor regarding trial of Mynor Padilla for murder of Adolfo Ich and injury to German Chub

Breaking the Silence has been accompanying both the victims of the attack by Mynor Padilla, including the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman who was murdered in the attack, and German Chub Cub who was injured. For the last year, BTS has also accompanied parts of the trial in Puerto Barrios, [...]

2021-04-14T13:49:54-04:00August 9th, 2016|General blog, Press releases|

Denouncing harrassment and threats against Qeqchi plaintiffs in Guatemala related to lawsuits in Canada against Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Guatemalan Niquel Company)

Denouncing harrassment and threats against Qeqchi plaintiffs in Guatemala related to lawsuits in Canada against Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Guatemalan Niquel Company) Letter to: SEPREM (Secretaria Presidencial de la Mujer), Guatemala, from:Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors, Canada ******* March 28, 2014 Licenciada Elizabeth Quiroa Cuellar SEPREM (secretaria presidencial de la mujer) [...]

2021-04-12T10:09:15-04:00April 2nd, 2014|Current Events in Guate, General blog|

Were They Murdered?

Were They Murdered? By Magali Rey Rosa, Prensa Libre newspaper, March 14, 2014 http://www.prensalibre.com.gt/opinion/asesinados_0_1101489859.html#.UyNBRP4Bnjs.facebook March 31 will mark the second anniversary of the tragedy in which Nahomy, Ángel and Juan Carlos, Biology students from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), died within the facilities of the nickel mine in [...]

2021-04-12T10:07:53-04:00March 24th, 2014|General blog|

Open for Justice in Guatemala

Originally published in Now Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=196486 By Rachel Warden Tanis Desjarlais, participant in the study tour. “What happened to Canadian compassion, to the Canada that accepted so many refugees in the 80s?” Nelly Rivera, from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in El Salvador, asked this question after telling us [...]

2021-07-05T10:38:52-04:00January 31st, 2014|Delegation, General blog|

Guatemalans protest Canadian mines in their backyard

Republished from Embassy Magazine. November 13, 2013 GDressed proudly in their traditional colourful clothing, Angelica Choc and Maudilia Lopez Cardona travelled from their Guatemalan villages to Parliament Hill to draw attention to what they say is an inexcusable price paid by their communities to Canadian mining companies. For Sister Lopez, [...]

2021-04-12T10:05:05-04:00November 13th, 2013|General blog|
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