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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 http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/been-jail-justice/33648 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|

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|

Crisanta Perez talks about Marlin Mine

Crisanta Pérez lives very close to the Marlin mine in Guatemala. The Norwegian pension fund have made big investments in Goldcorp´s most profitable mine. It is repeatedly reported violations of human rights both from protesters and due to polluting water. For years Cristanta Pérez has been one of the community´s [...]

2021-04-12T09:51:14-04:00December 2nd, 2013|General blog|
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