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Tatamagouche: BTS Benefit Concert with Garnet Rogers

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network is so fortunate to be hosting Garnet Rogers, brilliant Canadian guitarist, song-writer, composer, singer. Garnet began his musical career in brother Stan Rogers’ band. After Stan’s untimely death, he pursued a solo career, playing guitar, mandolin, fiddle and flute. Please invite your family, friends and neighbours to this wonderful fundraiser for [...]

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BTS FALL SPEAKING TOUR: We will not be silenced! The CCDA’s struggle for land justice in Guatemala

Join us for our fall speaking tour with Marcelo Sabuc Xalcut, National Coordinator of our long-time partner organization, the Small-Farmers Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) in Guatemala. He’ll speak throughout the Maritimes from November 4-11th, 2018! Marcelo is Maya-Kaqchikel from San Lucas Toliman, Sololá and has worked for the CCDA since 2000. As a result of [...]

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Criminalization of seven campesinos in Finca Washington case

Four men from Finca Washington case (Photo Credit: Lisa Rankin) The trial against seven campesinos from the Finca Washington in Purulha, Baja Verapaz came to a close on Wednesday, September 26th. Esteban Ichich, Hermelindo Ichich and Ricardo Chun were found guilty of violent usurpation and coercion  and sentenced to 3.5 years in jail or Q5 [...]

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Genocide retrial: Verdict against ex Chief of Military Intelligence

Ixil survivors hold a vigil outside of the Palace of Justice on Sept 26, 2018 (Photo credit: Carlos Sebastian) For many years, BTS has accompanied the trial for genocide against the Indigenous Ixil population in Guatemala. Yesterday, the retrial against former Chief of Military Intelligence Rodriguez Sanchez for genocide and crimes against humanity concluded. The high risk [...]

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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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