Over the years, BTS has invited Guatemalan partners to visit Canada and speak about the issues and events that are affecting their community and organization.
In 2015, we were pleased to have with us Crisanta Perez, an indigenous Maya Mam community leader who has been working to make gold mining giant Goldcorp Inc. accountable for its actions in her community of San Miguel Ixtahuacan.
In 2014, we were honored to have Leocadio Juracan from the CCDA (Highland’s Committee of Small Farmers) and Jesus Tecu and Isabel Osorio, surivivors of the Rio Negro Massacres, join us for two concurrent speaking tours and as our special guests at the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Gathering.
In 2013, we welcomed to our gathering Gregorio Ajcot, a field technician with the Meso-American Permaculture Institute.
In 2012, we welcomed Norma Herrera from the National Guatemalan Union of Women (UNAMG) who spoke to those present at the BTS Annual Gathering and at various speaking engagements throughout the Maritimes and in Toronto.