Letters BTS has signed

Canadian & US Embassies: Urgent Need to Support Human Rights Defenders near Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala

  (Lee en Espanol aqui) Ambassador Deborah Chatsis Canadian Embassy in Guatemala Ambassador Todd Robinson US Embassy in Guatemala August 21, 2017 Subject: Urgent Need to Support Human Rights Defenders following Suspension of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine Licenses and Ongoing Peaceful Protest in Casillas Esteemed Canadian and U.S. Ambassadors, The below-signed organizations write to you out [...]

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Letter of concern: CALAS seeks increased security measures after staff member is murdered

BTS, along with other environmental and social justice organizations from the Unites States and Canada, has sent a letter to Guatemalan Attorney General and the Minister of the Interior asking that necessary actions be taken to guarantee the safety of the staff for the Guatemalan  environmental organization CALAS (Center for Legal, Environmental and Social Action) in [...]

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Solidarity Statement

International Solidarity with Women Defenders and All Defending Water, Land, Life and Territory September 27, 2016   We, the undersigned, express our solidarity with Angelica Choc and family after gunshots were fired against her home on Friday, September 16, 2016. The attack occurred just after midnight. Four bullets impacted the walls of her home, where Angelica [...]

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Solidarity Sign-On with Angelica Choc and Others

~Please distribute widely. Many of you know Angelica and she and others need your support now! Individual and organizational sign-ons needed! Dear friends, We’re looking for individual and organizational sign-ons to the attached solidarity statement that was put together following multiple attacks this past weekend against Angélica Choc in Guatemala and Máxima Acuña in Peru, [...]

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2016 BTS Solidarity Statement with Sepur Zarco

Read our report backs from the Sepur Zarco trial here. Solidarity Statement with the complainants in the Sepur Zarco trial As the historic Sepur Zarco trial continues in Guatemala, the Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala Network wishes to express our solidarity and support to our strong and resilient sisters there who continue to work every day [...]

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