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Mataquescuintla and San Carlos Alzatate – Anniversaries of community Consultations

In solidarity and celebration of the communities of Mataquescuintla and San Carlos Alzatate, celebrating their 11th and 9th anniversaries of municipal consultations of the Escobal mining project, property of the Canadian company Pan American Silver. Please read the letters of solidarity and recognition from international organizations and supporters below. La [...]

2021-11-30T12:51:01-04:00November 30th, 2021|Defense of Territory|

We denounce violence against Q’eqchi communities in Guatemala

URGENT ACTION : GUATEMALA: State must immediately stop the excessive violence against defenders of the Maya Q'eqchi' people in peaceful resistance against the illegal nickel project in El Estor. After twenty days of peaceful resistance against the illegal mining of their ancestral territories and the Guatemalan State's failure to enforce [...]

2021-10-25T12:40:26-04:00October 25th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Urgent Actions|

Increasing Threats to Impunity and Criminalization in Guatemala: “Family Protection and Institutionalization” Law & the Destitution of Sandoval

Leocadio Jurcan of the CCDA, the Xinka Parliament, congress representative Aldo Davila of the Semilla bank, and students, before the Presidential Home in Guatemala City at a press conference to call upon Indigenous peoples from across the Guatemalan territory to join the National Strike July 26th and demand the resignation [...]

2021-07-28T14:10:21-04:00July 27th, 2021|Human security, Truth, justice & impunity|

Guatemala Update ~ January 2021

Heading into 2021 Guatemala was recuperating from a series of environmental and political storms.  The end of the hurricane season wrapped up after a higher than usual amount of rain which saturated the soils across the country and exacerbated the devastation brought on by the tailends of hurricanes Eta and [...]

2021-06-09T11:42:28-04:00January 26th, 2021|General blog, Human security|

Ravaged by two major hurricanes and an inadequate Government, Guatemalan’s rise to demand justice

By: Este Chep, BTS Lead Cooperant The situation in Guatemala have been quite arduous over the last few weeks, as the country reels from the devastating impacts of two major hurricanes, mostly felt in the departments of Izabal, Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Huehuetenango and parts of Zacapa and Chiquimula.  The neighbouring [...]

2021-06-09T11:47:43-04:00November 25th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

Update regarding Tahoe Resources affected communities in Casillas – Police use pepper spray on peaceful protestors in the middle of the night

By Ellen Moore Casillas Evictions On July 21, at about 2am, members of the National Police (PNC) attacked the 15 - 20 men, women and children present at the peaceful encampment in Casillas, located about 15 kilometers from Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala. The PNC was escorting two tanker [...]

2017-07-25T12:31:53-04:00July 25th, 2017|General blog|

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

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 Solidarity with the Peoples of Guatemala (Ottawa/Oakland/Tatamagouche) Canadian and US organizations are calling a British Columbia judge’s refusal to hear [...]

2021-04-14T09:35:22-04:00November 18th, 2015|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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