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7 Year Anniversary: Honouring the Life and Resistance of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco

Today, April 13th, 2021, marks the 7th anniversary of the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco. At the age of 16, she was a member of the peaceful resistance against a Canadian-owned silver mine near her home in Mataquescuintla, Guatemala.  Topacio was a co-founder of the Mataquescuintla youth movement to resist [...]

2021-04-13T15:13:59-04:00April 13th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Uncategorized|

BTS Website Launch & Social

Join us for the launch of our new website and connect with members of the network. The evening will feature a performance from musician Erick Carillo and insights from Festivales Solidarios!Festivales Solidarios is a group of Indigenous and Meztizo youth in Guatemala who use art and social media in resistance [...]

2021-04-12T08:41:01-04:00February 8th, 2021|General blog|

Open letter: 190+ organizations call for investigation following assassination attempt against Xinca community leader

January 21, 2021 TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala; Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, Pan American Silver; Michael Steinmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Silver; Ross [...]

2021-05-09T19:22:27-04:00January 21st, 2021|General blog, Signed Letters|

Lettre d’inquiétude sur l’impunité persistante des violations des droits humains contre les défenseurs Xinka

À: María Consuelo Porras, Procureure générale et Directrice du Ministère public; Hilda Pineda, Procureure de l’unité des droits humains du Ministère Public; Edgar Horacio Portillo Morales, Directeur général de la Commission présidentielle des Droits humains; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Médiateur pour les droits humains; Ruth del Valle, du Bureau de [...]

2021-04-12T09:09:44-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

Carta de preocupación por impunidad en curso de violaciones de los derechos humanos contra defensorxs del Pueblo Xinka

Más de 90 organizaciones Guatemaltecas e internacionales han enviado una carta a oficiales Guatemaltecos por amenazas, violaciones de derechos humanos e impunidad en contra de defensorxs Xinkas. Lea la carta abajo. A: María Consuelo Porras, Fiscal General y jefa del Ministerio Público Hilda Pineda, Fiscal de Sección de Derechos Humanos [...]

2021-05-09T19:20:05-04:00August 24th, 2020|Espanol, General blog, Signed Letters|

Letter of concern on ongoing impunity for human rights violations against Xinka defenders

Over 90 organizations from Guatemala and globally have signed this letter to Guatemalan officials expressing concern for threats, violations of human rights and impunity in relation to Xinka defenders. Read the letter below. TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Hilda Pineda, Prosecutor of [...]

2021-04-12T09:10:41-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

The recipients of the 2020 Topacio Award are…

https://youtu.be/WRhelmDLArc Each year the Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award recognizes and supports youth fighting to protect the environment and their territories through the use of art and other creative forms of resistance.  This year, we received applications from 8 departments across Guatemala reflecting the struggles youth face as a result of [...]

2021-04-12T08:49:26-04:00August 13th, 2020|General blog|

El Grupo Seleccionado para el Premio Topacio en 2020 es…

https://youtu.be/9IZNObPAhRg Cada año el Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco reconoce y apoya a jóvenes que luchan por proteger el medio ambiente y sus territorios mediante el uso del arte y otras formas creativas de resistencia.  Este año, recibimos solicitudes de 8 departamentos de toda Guatemala que reflejan las luchas que la [...]

2021-04-12T08:49:48-04:00August 13th, 2020|General blog|
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