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Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office asked to investigate murder of environmental defender by over 2900 concerned individuals from 59 different countries

Press release May 17, 2017 (Guatemala/Oakland, CA/Tatamagouche, NS) — On Wednesday, a letter was delivered to the Public Prosecutor’s office in Guatemala on behalf of more than 2,900 people requesting an immediate and thorough investigation into the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso Pacheco and the attacks against her father, Alex [...]

2017-05-18T12:41:25-04:00May 18th, 2017|General blog|

Impunity Reigns, History Repeats: Anti-Mining Activist Survives Second Armed Attack

 TAKE ACTION! Impunity Reigns, History Repeats: Anti-Mining Activist Survives Second Armed Attack Thursday, October 22, 2015 Anniversary of the municipal consultation in Mataquescuintla Source: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) - Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) - MiningWatch Canada - Network in Solidarity with the People of [...]

2015-10-22T23:08:23-04:00October 22nd, 2015|General blog, Signed Letters, Urgent Actions|

BTS Mining Justice

[button link="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/bts-mining-calendar-of-events/" window="yes"]Calendar of Events[/button] [button link="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/resources-and-articles/" window="yes"]Articles & Resources[/button] [button link="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/take-action/"]Take Action![/button] For the past ten years, BTS has heard from Guatemala partners about the impacts that Canadian mining companies have had on their communities. We’ve heard about water sources drying up, contamination of water, land and air; we’ve [...]

2015-09-16T15:54:46-04:00September 16th, 2015|General blog|

Tahoe Resources’ Administrative Manager Detained on Charges of Industrial Contamination

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Source: Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network - MiningWatch Canada - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) (Guatemala City/Ottawa) Monday, a Guatemalan judge denied bail to the Administrative Manager and Legal Representative, Carlos Roberto Morales Monzón, of Tahoe Resources’ subsidiary, Minera San Rafael S.A., [...]

2015-04-17T14:09:41-04:00April 17th, 2015|Current Events in Guate, General blog, Signed Letters|

International Organizations Demand Justice in Deadly Attack Against Opponents of Tahoe Resources’ Mine

Thursday, May 01, 2014 Thirty six international human rights, environmental justice and solidarity organizations have signed a letter to Guatemala's Attorney General demanding justice for the deadly attack against Alex and Topacio Reynoso on April 13th. The father and daughter are community leaders from Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, actively opposed to Tahoe [...]

2014-05-01T14:17:25-04:00May 1st, 2014|General blog|

Sipakapa is still not for sale…

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Sipakapa is still not for sale...Neither are San Rafael Las Flores, Nueva Santa Rosa, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa nor Santa Rosa de Lima. NISGUA: http://nisgua.blogspot.com/2014/02/sipakapa-is-still-not-for-sale.html In 2005, the communities of Sipakapa carried out one of the first community consultations on mining in Guatemala, taking a stand against Canadian [...]

2014-04-08T17:57:39-04:00April 8th, 2014|General blog|

“We don’t like Canadians.”

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/we-dont-canadians/22297 By Stephen Law, originally posted in the Halifax Media Coop. Tale of indigenous-led resistance in Guatemala provides lessons for anti-fracking struggle at home by Stephen Law Resistence to industrial encroachment in Guatemala. Author Stephen Law sees similarities to the Maritime situation. (Photo: NISGUA - Network in Solidarity with the [...]

2014-03-25T17:31:39-04:00March 25th, 2014|General blog|
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