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7to Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco 2022

Topacio fue una joven artista, activista y líder en su comunidad de Mataquescuintla, Jalapa.  Tocaba la guitarra, cantaba, escribía y recitaba poemas, dibujaba, pintaba, era hija, hermana, amiga, y alzaba la voz para defender a su comunidad contra la explotación minera. Como muchas otras personas en Guatemala, Topacio [...]

2022-05-16T07:32:10-04:00April 7th, 2022|Defense of Territory, Espanol|

Mining Resistance: Forms, Functions and Futures

  During this interactive webinar, we collectively reflected on the various forms mining resistance can take, how mining resistance functions in both Guatemala and in Canada, and our futures within mining resistance work. This webinar consisted of 4 guest speakers who gave updates on current mining resistance efforts [...]

2022-01-10T15:46:14-04:00January 10th, 2022|Defense of Territory|

9a aniversario de la consulta municipal de Mataquescuintla

A la Resistencia Pacífica de Mataquescuintla, Jalapa En el marco del 9a aniversario de la consulta municipal de Mataquescuintla, las organizaciones firmantes deseamos expresar nuestras felicitaciones a la lucha digna de la Resistencia Pacífica del pueblo de Mataquescuintla. Sabemos que ustedes están enfrentando un monstruo del modelo extractivista - el [...]

2021-11-12T09:02:33-04:00November 12th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Espanol|

Activists Call for Protection of Xinka Leaders Participating in Escobal Mine Consultation

Today six U.S. and Canadian human rights and environmental organizations filed a letter with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) supporting a request to extend precautionary measures for activists opposed to the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The mine has faced strong local opposition from the day it started operations in 2011, opposition that [...]

2021-08-18T16:15:25-04:00August 18th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Signed Letters|

COVID-19 and Consultation

Photos taken during the pre-consultation phase meetings for the Escobal Mine (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) In Guatemala, the unfortunate social and economic effects of the spread of COVID-19 can be observed. Guatemala is currently situated 2nd amongst Central American countries based on biweekly confirmed COVID cases per million. [...]

2021-08-25T09:16:27-04:00August 17th, 2021|Defense of Territory|

Community and environmental concerns not “pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s business

Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s socially and environmentally responsible history in Latin America. Yet, when [...]

2021-06-09T11:31:00-04:00May 17th, 2021|Defense of Territory|

Guatemala Update: April 2021

Taken during a sustained peaceful protest in front of the Constitutional Court “We demand new elections” “Courts not mafias, no to the cartel of judges” (Photo credit: LaCuerda) What is Making News In Guatemala: Top 3 Stories Written by Cooperants Indigo Christ and Laura Robinson COVID-19: New strains [...]

2021-04-21T12:23:18-04:00April 21st, 2021|Current Events in Guate|
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