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Refugees Welcome: No to Bill C-97! No to the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement!

To Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax: We are writing to express our concern and opposition to attempts by the Liberal government to expand the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, and measures included in the budget implementation bill, Bill C-97 (Division 16 of Part 4), which propose to amend the Immigration and Refugee Act. [...]

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Organizations denounce death threats against lawyer representing Xinka Parliament in consultation over Escobal mine

On March 15, the Xinka Parliament denounced ongoing non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order on consultation, as well as threats and intimidations against Quelvin Otoniel Jiménez Villalta, lawyer for the Xinka Parliament. The Xinka Parliament was accompanied by representatives of the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa during their press conference in Guatemala City. Their [...]

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International groups denounce US mining company’s multi-million dollar claim against Guatemala

January 31, 2019 - The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network joins international organizations in expressing solidarity with Guatemalan communities in peaceful resistance to Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ (KCA) Progreso VII Derivada gold project as the company brings a US$300 million arbitration claim against Guatemala to the World Bank´s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)  [...]

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Letter of concern to Canadian government on the escalating constitutional crisis in Guatemala

January 21, 2019 – Thirty Canadian civil society organizations, including BTS, have sent a letter of concern to the Government of Canada regarding the escalating constitutional crisis, as well as the technical coup currently unfolding in the country.  Ms. Rita Rudaitis-Renaud Ambassador of Canada to Guatemala 3 Calle 8-44, Zone 10 Guatemala City, Guatemala cc: [...]

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“Your struggle inspires us,” write members of the BTS 2018 Delegation

Participants in the BTS 2018 delegation wrote a letter in solidarity for members of the Xinka and community resistance at Casillas and the Constitutional Court, who are peacefully protesting against Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine. The delegation met some members of the resistance in front of the Constitutional Court on May 16th. Their letter comes after the [...]

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