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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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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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APG letter to Minister Freeland on Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

On September 21st, BTS, as a member of the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network, joined the Americas Policy Group (APG) in sending the letter of concern below to Minister Freeland regarding attacks on the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and the current constitutional crisis in Guatemala. The APG is a working group of the [...]

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AJODER and Topacio Award Keep Her Dreams Alive

On Sunday, September 2nd, the Reynoso Pacheco family accompanied by BTS staff Lisa Rankin, traveled to Coban, Alta Verapaz to present the 2018 Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award to AJODER (the Association for Development and Social Recovery). As always, the presentation of the award was a bitter-sweet moment, remembering Topacio and the dreams which she herself [...]

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Guatemala’s Highest Court Orders Tahoe’s Escobal Mine to Remain Suspended

Earthworks * MiningWatch Canada * Projet Accompagnement Québec-Guatemala * Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala * Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network September 4, 2018 Contacts: US: Alan Septoff, aseptoff@earthworksaction.org, 202-887-1872×116 Guatemala: Lisa Rankin, btscoordinator@gmail.com Canada: Jamie Keen, jamie@miningwatch.ca, +1 613-761-2273 Late Monday night, the Guatemalan Constitutional Court ruled that [US-Canadian owned] Tahoe Resources’ [...]

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