The Impact of Mining Exploitation and the 2021 State of Siege for the Q’eqchi’ communities of El Estor

(Street art depicting the violent reprisal against the Maya Q’eqchi’ communities of El Estor. Including the peaceful Indigenous mining resistance who faced violent reprisal of state forces, including the use of tear gas and the Maya Q’eqchi’ community of Chinebal, El Estor, who experienced the theft of their ancestral [...]

2021-12-10T11:26:42-04:00December 10th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Human security|

El impacto de la explotación minera y el estado de sitio 2021 para las comunidades Q’eqchi’ de El Estor

(Arte de la calle que representa la violencia en contra las comunidades maya q'eqchi' de El Estor. Incluyendo la resistencia minera indígena pacífica que se enfrentó a la represión violenta de las fuerzas estatales, incluyendo el uso de gas lacrimógeno y la comunidad Maya Q'eqchi' de Chinebal, El Estor, [...]

2021-12-10T11:26:56-04:00December 7th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Espanol|

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|

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|

Press Advisory: Ontario court orders Hudbay Minerals to disclose internal corporate documentation in Guatemalan human rights lawsuit

Victims and family members of the September 2009 attack continue to demand justice despite legal obstacles.   Court's ruling re disclosure of Hudbay's documents Press Advisory Ontario court orders Hudbay Minerals to disclose internal corporate documentation in Guatemalan human rights lawsuit June 30, 2015 TORONTO - In a [...]

2021-04-12T09:55:13-04:00July 9th, 2015|General blog|
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