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|

2016 BTS Annual Gathering

Registration Form Here Join us June 24-26 at Tatamagouche Centre for our annual gathering and meeting. This year, we are happy to announce that Franklin Valenzuela from Jodvid will join us. He will also take part in a Maritimes tour before the gathering. Sunday, June 19 at Conserver House in [...]

2016-04-22T10:58:45-04:00April 22nd, 2016|General blog|

ARSN honours life of Berta Caceres and demands justice for her murder and take action

The Atlantic Region Solidarity Network (ARSN) wishes to express its most sincere sympathy and solidarity to the family and community of Berta Cáceres who was murdered in her home Wednesday night. Berta was a brave, thoughtful, visionary leader who defiantly defended the rights of indigenous peoples to defend their rights [...]

2016-03-04T18:37:12-04:00March 4th, 2016|General blog, Urgent Actions|

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|

Portraits of Resistance

Thanks to Projet Accompagnement Quebec Guatemala for these graphic Portraits of Resistance.   Pablo Mateo tells his story about the genocide in Huehuetenango and the struggle for justice for genocide in Guatemala and Canada; Nuria Cordon Guerra tells her story of resistance since the time of Guatemala's conflict to today's [...]

2015-10-06T00:44:56-04:00October 6th, 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 [...]

2015-06-17T23:31:31-04:00June 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 [...]

2015-06-17T19:59:08-04:00June 17th, 2015|General blog|

Truth, Reconciliation and Mining: A Challenge by Mayan Women, First United Church

Truth, Reconciliation and Mining: A Challenge by Mayan Women Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30pm. First United Church Ottawa​ (347 Richmond Rd.)​; Easily accessible by bus.​ ​​S​​​ponsored by First United Church Ottawa, KAIROS, MiningWatch Canada, 2013 Mining the Connections Guatemala Study Tour. ​ You are invited to this even​t ​with [...]

2015-05-22T16:51:22-04:00May 22nd, 2015|General blog|
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