Solidarity Sign-On with Angelica Choc and Others

~Please distribute widely. Many of you know Angelica and she and others need your support now! Individual and organizational sign-ons needed! Angelica Choc has denounced the murder of her husband, Maya Q'eqchi' activist and leader Adolfo Ich, in Europe and Canada. Dear friends, We’re looking for individual and [...]

2016-09-22T23:56:56-04:00September 22nd, 2016|Current Events in Guate, General blog, Signed Letters, Urgent Actions|

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|

Open Letter to the Guatemalan Public and the International Community: Justice for Genocide in Rabinal

Open Letter to the Guatemalan Public and the International Community The Inter-American Court of Human Rights once again hears of acts of genocide committeed against the community of chichupac by the Guatemalan State during the Internal Armed Conflict in the municipality of Rabinal, department of Baja Verapaz Lawyers and [...]

2016-04-29T11:21:17-04:00April 29th, 2016|General blog|

B.C. Supreme Court Stays Lawsuit against Tahoe Resources, Denies Justice in Canada for Guatemalan Victims

[fbshare type="button"] [twitter url="" style="horizontal" source="bts_mg" hashtag="#TahoeOnTrial" text="BC Court Stays Lawsuit against Tahoe Resources-Justice Denied 4 Guatemalan Victims " float="left"] B.C. Supreme Court Stays Lawsuit against Tahoe Resources, Denies Justice in Canada for Guatemalan Victims Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network - MiningWatch Canada - Network in [...]

2015-11-18T10:45:31-04:00November 18th, 2015|General blog|

PRESS RELEASE: Open For Justice in Cumberland-Colchester

Monday, Oct.12th, 2015​  [twitter style="horizontal" hashtag="cdnpoli" text="CentralNova/CumberlandColchester Candidates: Make Canada #Open4Justice" float="left"] [fbshare url="" type="button"] ​Central Nova, Cumberland-Colchester candidates reply to questions re human rights abuses of Canadian companies abroad and support for Open for Justice campaign. Tories do not respond. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) supports the [...]

2015-10-13T07:48:48-04:00October 13th, 2015|General blog|

Elections 2015: Where Colchester-Cumberland Candidates Stand on Mining Justice

Will You Make Canada Open for Justice? Full responses Central Nova, Cumberland-Colchester candidates If you are elected as the MP for your riding, will you work in Parliament to: ​Create an independent extractive-sector Ombudsperson in Canada, with the power to investigate complaints and make recommendations, including suspending or ending Canadian [...]

2015-10-13T07:42:50-04:00October 13th, 2015|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 [...]

2020-03-13T16:31:21-04:00June 29th, 2015|General blog, Speaking Tour|

Rios Montt Genocide Re-trial Begins

Guatemala City, January 5, 2015 by Jackie McVicar The retrial of former military president Efrain Rios Montt and former head of military intelligence, Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, for genocide and war crimes opened this morning briefly before being suspended. The case file hadn't been sent to the 3 judges who would [...]

2015-01-06T02:12:42-04:00January 6th, 2015|Current Events in Guate, General blog|
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