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, [...]

2016-08-09T13:56:30-04:00August 9th, 2016|Current Events in Guate, General blog|

Waqib’ Kej: Press Release – Once again, communities violated by the repressive government of Perez Molina

ONCE AGAIN, COMMUNITIES ARE VIOLATED BY THE REPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT OF PEREZ MOLINA To read the original statement in Spanish, click here. On the morning of August 14, the community of Monte Olivo in Cobán Alta Verapaz once more had their rights violated. This time, a large contingent of police forcibly [...]

2014-08-16T16:25:35-04:00August 16th, 2014|Current Events in Guate, General blog|

Media Release for SALSA

Law students invite colleagues and community members to reflect, connect, and engage with Aboriginal rights When: January 24th and 25th, 2014 Where: Schulich School of Law – 6061 University Avenue, Halifax, NS Halifax -- On January 24th and 25th, the Social Activist Law Students’ Association of Dalhousie’s Schulich School of [...]

2014-01-20T13:33:13-04:00January 20th, 2014|General blog|

New Report: Guatemala Must Immediately Protect Human Rights Defenders

Reposted from New Report: Guatemala Must Immediately Protect Human Rights Defenders Human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and indigenous community groups in Guatemala report operating in a dangerous environment where they live under constant threat. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 18, 2013 | Washington, DC) A report issued today by [...]

2013-12-19T18:20:09-04:00December 19th, 2013|General blog|

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Dear Friends of Breaking the Silence, What do court cases addressing charges of rape and murder at the HudBay El Estor mine and sexual slavery during Guatemala’s genocidal conflict, the International People’s Health Tribunal on health impacts of mining held in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, and Maritimes speaking tours addressing fair [...]

2013-01-03T21:17:15-04:00January 3rd, 2013|General blog|
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