The second wave of COVID-19 is sweeping the world. In the North, we expect impending vaccine shipments and the beginnings of massive vaccination campaigns. However, in Guatemala, the failed disbursement of governmental aid and continued government corruption has left the guarantee of vaccination for the most vulnerable in a precarious [...]
Hello everyone! We've had some busy past few days here in Guatemala, we are all safe, well fed and we are learning so much. On Sunday we visited the CCDA, where we learned all about the economic and political involvements of this incredible organisation and also saw demonstrations of fish [...]
Breaking the Silence “Alumni” Delegation to Guatemala – Deepening and Strengthening Relationships 2015 BTS delegates at the 2014 International Women's Day March in Guatemala City. In March 2015, a delegation of 15 BTS members will explore history, human rights and social justice in Guatemala. For the group, all [...]
BTS delegates and their host families in Chimaltenango. From October 20 - November 2, the 2013 BTS delegation toured Guatemala to meet with Breaking the Silence partners. This included organizations and communities in Chimaltenago, San Lucas Toliman, Rabinal, Rio Negro, Santa Rosa and Guatemala City. Read more about [...]
After a peaceful night's sleep at the Pavorotti School, established by Rigoberta Menchu in the late 90's we were served breakfast on the patio, in bright sunshine overlooking beautiful Lake Atitlan. Our morning started with an exercise placing ourselves in a Guatemalan family atmosphere. After dividing into four families, we [...]
Comunicado de las organizaciones guatemaltecas miembros de la red Rompiendo el Silencio ante la sentencia por genocidio emitida contra el General José Efraín Ríos Montt.
Ciudad de Guatemala 16 de mayo 2013 Comunicado de las organizaciones guatemaltecas miembros de la red Rompiendo el Silencio ante la sentencia por genocidio emitida contra el General José Efraín Ríos Montt. En el marco del encuentro realizado por las organizaciones de la red los días 15 y 16 de [...]
"The seed is life, it is a gift from mother earth, and is sacred, for that reason there are ceremonies and there we share with our neighbours, so that mother earth gives us abundance, for that reason there are many practices and rituals for the seed. As much for corn [...]