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|

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|

Open Letter to Fredemi

      (version en castellano aqui) Tatamagouche, NS, Canada Sunday, June 14, 2015 Greetings from the Maritimes Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network. BTS is a network that has been working for the past twenty five years to bring awareness in Canada about issues facing Guatemalans who are courageously [...]

2015-06-17T23:35:51-04:00June 17th, 2015|General blog|

Carta Abierta a Fredemi

(English version here)       Tatamagouche, Nueva Escocia, Canadá Domingo, 14 de junio del 2015 Compañeros miembros del Frente en Defensa de San Miguel Ixtahuacán Saludos de la red de solidaridad desde las provincias Marítimas de Canadá con Guatemala, “Rompiendo el Silencio.” Rompiendo el Silencio (Breaking the Silence-BTS) es [...]

2021-04-12T14:35:30-04:00June 17th, 2015|General blog|

Been to Jail for justice?

First Published in Halifax Media Coop Crisanta Perez talks about her community's struggle against Goldcorp and by default, Canada by MILES HOWE "It's sad for me to see these Canadian companies who are exploiting more resources where people don't have land, and they're kicking people off their land [...]

2021-04-12T14:35:22-04:00June 17th, 2015|General blog|

Tahoe Resources Continues to face Pressure in Guatemala and Abroad

February 3, 2015 Guatemala City by Jackie McVicar Today's hearing to submit evidence in the criminal case against Tahoe Resources' former head of security, Alberto Rotondo, was suspended until March 10 at 9am. Rotondo is accused of ordering private security to shoot 7 community activists who were peacefully protesting outside [...]

2021-07-05T10:49:25-04:00February 4th, 2015|Current Events in Guate, Defense of Territory, General blog|

Communities Denounce Forced Labour

Directors of CALAS and Plurijur, Dr. Yuri Melini and Carlos Loarca, denounce Mayor of San Miguel Ixtahuacan   Press Conference: Plurijur, Calas, Consejo Maya Sipacapense, Fredemi (Version Espanola Aqui) Thursday, February 6, 2014, Casa Cervantes, Guatemala City Article 4 of the political constitution of the Republic of Guatemala [...]

2021-04-12T14:36:36-04:00February 6th, 2014|Current Events in Guate, General blog|
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