Popular education, social history: among the keys to defending Maya land

Third in a series by Jim HodgsonRead the second post here Many supporters of Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking The Silence Network (BTS) and other solidarity groups across Canada know Leocadio Juracán and the organization he has been part of since 1989: the Comité Campesino del Altiplano – CCDA (Highlands Committee of Small [...]

2022-07-02T14:50:08-04:00June 29th, 2022|Defense of Territory, Delegation, Report Backs|

Guatemala’s New President Takes Power, Jimmy Morales Leaves With Further Repression and Impunity

January 14 was the inauguration of the new Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. He is known as a hard-line right-wing conservative with a promise of more militarization in the country, against LGBTQ+ rights and in support of the death penalty. The new Congress was also sworn in that morning and new [...]

2021-06-09T12:11:56-04:00January 20th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

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|

Building schools with cups of joe: Fiorito

National Coordinator of the CCDA, Leocadio Juracan, in Ottawa. First published in the Toronto Star: http.www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/07/09/building_schools_with_cups_of_joe_fiorito.html Building schools with cups of joe: Fiorito Two Guatemalan co-op workers came here to see what we are doing with the coffee they produce. By: Joe Fiorito Columnist, Published on Wed Jul [...]

2021-04-12T14:18:59-04:00July 14th, 2014|General blog|

Leocadio Juracan in Elmsdale, NS!

Monday, June 23, 5pm at Cup of Soul Cafe, Elmsdale, NS Fair Trade Plus: Justice, Accountability and Coffee in Guatemala Come Hear Leocadio Juracan, National Coordinator of Guatemala’s Highland’s Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA), speak about the challenges and opportunities of fair trade. Read Leocadio's bio here. Check his itinerary [...]

2021-06-02T11:57:30-04:00June 11th, 2014|General blog, Speaking Tour|

Leocadio au Montreal!

Dimanche 22 de juin, Café Bobby Mcgee, 3215 Rue Ontario Est, 15h00 Projet Accompagnement Quebec-Guatemala (PAQG): Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à profiter d'une rencontre avec l'activiste guatémaltèque Leocadio Juracán, coordonnateur du Comité Campesino Del Altiplano au Guatemala, et principal promoteur du Café Justicia que le SLAM et [...]

2014-06-11T01:20:21-04:00June 11th, 2014|General blog|

Leocadio Juracan in London!

FAIR TRADE IS MORE THAN A LABEL A community fundraiser to benefit the CCDA (Peasant Committee of the Highlands) in Guatemala. Leocadio Juracán, a founding member of the CCDA and long time activist for labour and agrarian rights, will speak about the importance of Fair Trade as a tool for [...]

2021-04-12T14:20:43-04:00June 11th, 2014|General blog|

Leocadio Juracan in Hamilton!

"The Guatemalan economy is based on agriculture; those that produce it are rural indigenous campesinos... so, we produce the wealth, yet live in poverty, misery and hunger" - Leocadio Juracan. Hear what the CCDA is doing to combat this injustice and create long-term social change in rural Guatemala. Wednesday, June [...]

2014-06-09T22:31:43-04:00June 9th, 2014|General blog|
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