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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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Canadian & US Embassies: Urgent Need to Support Human Rights Defenders near Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala

  (Lee en Espanol aqui) Ambassador Deborah Chatsis Canadian Embassy in Guatemala Ambassador Todd Robinson US Embassy in Guatemala August 21, 2017 Subject: Urgent Need to Support Human Rights Defenders following Suspension of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine Licenses and Ongoing Peaceful Protest in Casillas Esteemed Canadian and U.S. Ambassadors, The below-signed organizations write to you out [...]

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Letter of concern: CALAS seeks increased security measures after staff member is murdered

BTS, along with other environmental and social justice organizations from the Unites States and Canada, has sent a letter to Guatemalan Attorney General and the Minister of the Interior asking that necessary actions be taken to guarantee the safety of the staff for the Guatemalan  environmental organization CALAS (Center for Legal, Environmental and Social Action) in [...]

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