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Letter To the Canadian Government Re: Escalating Violence in Advance of Xinka Consultations

The following letter outlines our concern for the recent attacks against the peaceful Xinka resistance to the Escobal mine ahead of the pre-consultation. It was sent to the Canadian Government, including the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala, Global Affairs Canada, Cabinet Ministers, and the Organization of American States on March 30th, [...]

2021-04-15T14:12:33-04:00March 30th, 2021|Signed Letters|

In Resistance, there is Revival: Delegation Reflection

Photo: Delegation visits the Xinka Parliament (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) From February 22-29th, a Canadian delegation visited communities and organizations resisting the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The delegation was organized by BTS and Mining Watch. Charlotte Connolly writes about the experience. The week-long delegation to the Escobal Mine, facilitated by [...]

2021-04-12T11:36:16-04:00March 10th, 2020|Delegation, General blog|

Press Release: Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board Alerted about Dangerous Investment Ahead of Pan American Silver-Tahoe Resources Merger

(Ottawa, Tatamagouche) On Friday, January 4th, just four days before shareholders are to vote on the proposed Pan American Silver-Tahoe Resources merger, MiningWatch Canada and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), submitted an investor alert to the Canadian Pension Plan’s Investment Board (CPPIB). The Canadian Pension Plan, as of December [...]

2021-04-14T13:24:08-04:00January 7th, 2019|Press releases|

Press release: Securities Commissions Asked to Investigate Ahead of January 8 Tahoe-Pan American Silver Merger

Accountability group seeks report on consultation with Guatemala’s Xinka Indigenous people (Guatemala City, Washington DC, Toronto, Tatamagouche, Ottawa) Today, ahead of the January 8th shareholder vote on Pan American Silver's acquisition of Tahoe Resources, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) filed letters with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US [...]

2021-04-14T13:26:36-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Press releases|

“Your struggle inspires us,” write members of the BTS 2018 Delegation

Participants in the BTS 2018 delegation wrote a letter in solidarity for members of the Xinka and community resistance at Casillas and the Constitutional Court, who are peacefully protesting against Tahoe Resources' Escobal Mine. The delegation met some members of the resistance in front of the Constitutional Court on May 16th. [...]

2021-04-12T18:16:44-04:00July 26th, 2018|Delegation, General blog, Signed Letters|

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|
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