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Commemoration of the Xococ Massacre

By: Laura Robinson (BTS Cooperant) On February 13th, I accompanied the Rabinal Legal Clinic and The New Hope Foundation School to what had been used as a clandestine cemetery in Xococ, a town outside of Rabinal. It was the 38th anniversary of the Xococ massacre during which the Guatemalan army [...]

2021-06-09T12:05:59-04:00February 19th, 2020|General blog, Report Backs|

BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 2

November 11, 2019 by Lydia Jenkinson We gathered this morning at 6am in the courtyard of our Rabinal hotel. Our water bottles were filled and we all had shoes on suitable for hiking. We knew our itinerary for this day was filled with meaning-filled things but I don't believe we [...]

2021-04-12T18:14:05-04:00November 12th, 2019|Delegation, General blog|

Thirty-six Achi women survivors struggle for justice: Sexual violence case begins in Rabinal

By Lisa Rankin, BTS Guatemala Coordinator May 11, 2018 was the day the women had been waiting for; after years of gathering testimonies, psychosocial support, preparation and investigation, the National Civil Police and Public Prosecutor arrested six men, former military commissioners in Rabinal, accused of sexual violence during the Internal [...]

2021-04-14T09:19:46-04:00August 7th, 2018|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

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|

Jesus Tecu and Isabel Osorio

  Jesus Tecu and Isabel Osorio. For more than 10 years, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network has had a relationship with Jesus Tecu Osorio and Isabel Osorio de Tecu and their family, in particular through the International Youth Internship Program as the network placed close to [...]

2021-04-12T14:34:10-04:00June 17th, 2014|General blog|

Registration Form for 2014 BTS AGM

BREAKING THE SILENCE NETWORK 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH, 7 PM - SUNDAY, JUNE 29th, 1 PM Click here to download the registration form and return to kathrynande(at)gmail.com Because this BTS 25th Anniversary Celebration is a very special Annual Gathering, we expect participants from near and far, including members [...]

2021-04-12T11:14:06-04:00April 8th, 2014|General blog|

Blog Entry: March 12 New Hope Foundation

Blog for March 12th 2014 Read other posts. Community Bilingual Institute, New Hope, Rio Negro. ‘Maltioc’h’ ! Edgar Castro, principal of the New Hope Foundation School, welcomed our group with this greeting in the Achi language. We were tired and hot from the long bus ride on a [...]

2021-04-12T17:34:26-04:00April 1st, 2014|General blog|

BTS Delegation Blog- Day 3 (Mary)

En route to Rabinal. Drove north, then east, then west and north again through acres of green landscape and vegetation which went from relatively lush vegetation to increasingly more grassland/shrub, then trees. View from the road en route to Rabinal. Just outside Rabinal at Qatchuu Aloom (Mother Earth) [...]

2021-04-12T17:39:17-04:00October 27th, 2013|Delegation, General blog|
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