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#NosDuelen56: Art Exhibit & Speaking Tour

Photo: Portrait of Indira Jarissa Pelicó Orellana We invite you to an art exhibit focused on the ongoing struggle for gender justice in Guatemala. Join us in commemorating and demanding justice for the lives of the 41 girls and young women killed in a fire at the state-run centre for children and youth Hogar Seguro Virgen de [...]

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Urgent support needed for CICIG, anti-corruption body in Guatemala

Over the past six months, attempts by the Guatemalan state to remove the UN mandated Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) have continued. The Commissioner of CICIG remains outside of the country and is leading the investigative team by Skype. The Constitutional Court has routinely rejected attempts to revoke or deny visas to CICIG staff, [...]

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Press Release: Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board Alerted about Dangerous Investment Ahead of Pan American Silver-Tahoe Resources Merger

(Ottawa, Tatamagouche) On Friday, January 4th, just four days before shareholders are to vote on the proposed Pan American Silver-Tahoe Resources merger, MiningWatch Canada and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), submitted an investor alert to the Canadian Pension Plan’s Investment Board (CPPIB). The Canadian Pension Plan, as of December 2018, holds 95,000 shares in [...]

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Press release: Securities Commissions Asked to Investigate Ahead of January 8 Tahoe-Pan American Silver Merger

Accountability group seeks report on consultation with Guatemala’s Xinka Indigenous people (Guatemala City, Washington DC, Toronto, Tatamagouche, Ottawa) Today, ahead of the January 8th shareholder vote on Pan American Silver’s acquisition of Tahoe Resources, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) filed letters with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission asking [...]

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BTS Community Development & Human Rights Volunteer Program!

We are excited to announce the creation of the BTS Community Development and Human Rights Volunteer Program! Building on our previous experience with training and sending interns, human rights accompaniers, and volunteers to Guatemala, BTS is seeking to create a team of 6-8 people who will serve as short and longer-term volunteers with our Guatemalan [...]

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