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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 9

November 18, 2019 By Somadina Muojeke Learning about the Rio Negro massacre which was linked to a hydroelectric project, exploring resistance coffee farms and honouring activist Topacio Reynoso, spending time with communities facing evictions by large plantation owners and communities demanding the right to free, prior and informed consent who are faced with criminalization charges, […]

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Press release: Groups throughout Canada express solidarity with Waterloo family facing deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Waterloo, ON (November 19, 2019) – Twelve groups and organizations throughout Canada have issued an open letter in solidarity with an undocumented family in Waterloo, Ontario facing deportation to Guatemala. Ahead of tomorrow’s expected post-election cabinet shuffle, they call on the Trudeau government to let the family stay in Canada.  The family […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 8

November 17, 2019 By Ahmed Nassrat “My beautiful piece of peace Mataquesquintla will continue to flower when no hero who defends the earth has to die.” Topacio Reynoso It was quite touching to show up at the mural to find a group of youth working to refresh the mural which was previously painted by Topacio […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 7

November 16, 2019 By Rosie Sylliboy We started our day by marching down a path with our luggage in hand. I imagined that we were loading onto Noah’s ark because it poured rain all night. We were informed that today was going to be a travel day and that most of our time would be […]

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BTS Delegation to Guatemala – Day 6

November 15, 2019 by: Keely Carter Beans, eggs, sausage, tortilla, plantain and chile sauce with a sweet cup of coffee.  This is how we have started many of our days and day 6 waking up in Coban was no different.  We are fortunate to have a hearty start like that when we go to visit […]

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