Archive by Author

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 [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Communities impacted by Tahoe’s Escobal mine deliver letter demanding end to project

The Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa & Jutiapa and the Xinca People’s Parliament sent a letter to Tahoe Resources and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Minera San Rafael, expressing firm opposition to their Escobal silver mine & reiterating their demand for its permanent closure. On August 14th, the letter was hand delivered by directly impacted community [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Thirty-six Achi women survivors struggle for justice: Sexual violence case begins in Rabinal

By Lisa Rankin, BTS Guatemala Coordinator May 11, 2018 was the day the women had been waiting for; after years of gathering testimonies, psychosocial support, preparation and investigation, the National Civil Police and Public Prosecutor arrested six men, former military commissioners in Rabinal, accused of sexual violence during the Internal Armed Conflict. However, the police [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Summer Bulletin

Check out our latest newsletter for updates from Guatemala, news from the network and more! You’ll find it here. Sign up here to get the newsletter right in your inbox!

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Letter of Concern to Guatemalan Attorney General After Murder of Estuardo Quevedo

Ministerio Público Attorney General María Consuelo Porras Argueta 15 Avenida 15-16 Zona 1, Edificio Gerona, 8 Nivel Guatemala, CA 1 August, 2018 Dear Attorney General María Consuelo Porras Argueta: We are writing to express our profound sadness and concern at the killing of human rights defender Ángel Estuardo Quevedo in the municipality of Santa Rosa [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →