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Report back: #NosDuelen56 Speaking tour with Mayra Jimenez of Ocho Tijax

Mayra Jimenez of Ocho Tijax spoke throughout the Maritimes from February 28th to March 9th, in lead up to the 2nd anniversary of the Hogar Seguro tragedy. She visited Fredericton, Sackville, Halifax, Antigonish and Tatamagouche, sharing the story of the 56 girls. The tragedy occurred on March 8, 2017. Police had locked 56 girls in [...]

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COMMENTARY: Maritime tour gives voice to abused Guatemalan girls who perished in fire

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle Herald here.  On International Women’s Day 2017, and in the following days, 41 girls died in the aftermath of a fire while in state care at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion in Guatemala. This month, they are being remembered throughout the Maritimes. At this year’s IWD [...]

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M4 Statement on Regulated Consultations

The Peoples that make up the M4 in resistance to the Capitalist and Extractive Model, towards social transformation DECLARE In Guatemala City’s historic center, on November 15, 16, and 17, we met to discuss and analyze the current processes to regulate the consultation of our peoples and to build collective strategies that unite our principles [...]

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2018 BTS Staffing Fund Campaign

Giving now will save costs on mailing a letter in early December! Can’t give at this time? Please reply to this message and we will make a note not to send you a letter* Dear friends, We deeply appreciate the many different ways you have supported BTS. We once again ask you to provide financial [...]

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Xinka Parliament denounces illegalities as court-ordered consultation process begins

On November 19, 2018, the Xinka Parliament held a press conference to denounce the malicious behaviour of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), and Minera San Rafael at the outset of the court-ordered consultation process with the Xinka people. Guatemalan courts suspended the Escobal mine, [...]

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