Urgent Actions

TAKE ACTION: Land rights are human rights! End the repression! We will not be silent!

In Guatemala, human rights defenders continue to face threats of violence and criminalization for their human rights work. Many of them are Indigenous farmers who are working on issues of access to land and in defense of territory, like BTS partner: the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA). Risks faced for speaking out have intensified [...]

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Take Action: BTS Solidarity Actions Amid Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

Guatemala is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, which has escalated since the government declared that it would not renew the mandate of the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) in September 2019. Citizens are engaging in peaceful protest, calling for President Jimmy Morales to step down. You can read more about [...]

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Take Action: Demand Tahoe Resources respect Guatemalan communities’ “No” to mining

For seven years, communities have peacefully and democratically demonstrated their opposition to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. In an open letter to the Canadian company’s new CEO, James Voorhees, and Executive Chair, Kevin McArthur, the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa and the Xinka People’s Parliament of Guatemala insist that Tahoe end the [...]

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Breaking the Silence support for communities affected by the Volcan de Fuego eruption

Dear Friends, After conversations with the CCDA (the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers), longtime BTS partner in Guatemala, we feel the best way to support communities affected by the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego is to send donations through the CCDA. Several communities affected by the Volcan de Fuego are supported by the CCDA, [...]

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#LetLucyStay: Solidarity with community organizer and single mother threatened with deportation

Lucy Francineth Granados is an advocate for the rights of undocumented women and workers, as well as the single mother of three children. While she’s made Montreal, Quebec her home for the past nine years, she is now threatened to be deported to Guatemala on April 13th, before her humanitarian application for permanent residence is [...]

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