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In Resistance, there is Revival: Delegation Reflection

Photo: Delegation visits the Xinka Parliament (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) From February 22-29th, a Canadian delegation visited communities and organizations resisting the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The delegation was organized by BTS and Mining Watch. Charlotte Connolly writes about the experience. The week-long delegation to the Escobal Mine, facilitated by [...]

2021-04-12T11:36:16-04:00March 10th, 2020|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|

Freedom for Political Prisoners!

Release the Political Prisoners! Freedom! Saturday, July 23, 2016 Last night, the seven authorities, in their majority Maya Q'anjob'al men, who have been legitimately defending the earth and resistance hydro-electric and mining companies were all set free. Mynor, Domingo, don Tanyo, Arturo and don Chico Palas were all [...]

2021-04-12T09:30:48-04:00July 25th, 2016|General blog|

BTS 2016 Delegation

Follow our blog during the 2016 BTS delegation and hear updates from participants during their two weeks in Guatemala. The 2016 BTS delegation members in Guatemala City.   Sunday, May 1 Kaleigh Kingsbury As we arrived to Guatemala I felt a warm embrace. The love and energy that [...]

2021-04-12T14:32:47-04:00April 26th, 2016|Delegation, General blog|

Fall Speaking Tours: Aniseto Lopez and Francisco Ramirez on Canadian mining in Guatemala & Colombia

Speaking Truth to Injustice: Canadian mining in Guatemala and Colombia with human rights activists Aniseto Lopez and Francisco Ramirez. Sponsored by Atlantic Region Solidarity Network, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network and local sponsors! Aniseto Lopez, far left, and Francisco Ramirez, far right speak about the human rights abuses [...]

2021-04-12T09:46:26-04:00November 16th, 2015|General blog, Speaking Tour|

BTS Mining Justice

For the past ten years, BTS has heard from Guatemala partners about the impacts that Canadian mining companies have had on their communities. We’ve heard about water sources drying up, contamination of water, land and air; we’ve talked with mothers who can’t understand why their kids are getting sick and [...]

2021-06-02T14:16:43-04:00September 16th, 2015|Defense of Territory, General blog|

Crisanta Perez Tour Follow Up

Crisanta on the ferry from PEI to NS. In Charlottetown, Crisanta spoke along with Darcie Lanthier, of the PEI Coalition for clean water. Many thanks to everyone who helped make Crisanta Perez's tour in Canada a meaningful experience. Crisanta is an indigenous Maya Mam woman who has been [...]

2021-04-14T09:37:23-04:00June 29th, 2015|General blog, Speaking Tour|
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