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No Justice Three Years After Topacio’s Murder

April 14th marked three years since the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, a young activist and artist who spoke out against Tahoe’s Escobal Mine, located only 6km from her community of Mataquescuintla. Sign this petition calling on the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s office to expedite a full and impartial investigation into the attack against Topacio and her father.

Lets keep on breaking the silence…donate today!

You are Breaking the Silence. And your donations help us to continue to build relationships of solidarity and friendship, speak out against injustice and be present when it is most needed.  Donate to our  fundraising campaign today!

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s

Peace is possible – a peace that is born from the truth that comes from each one of us and from all of us. It is a painful truth…it is a liberating and humanizing truth…It is a truth that challenges each one of us to recognize our individual and collective responsibility and to commit ourselves to action.

– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998

“Breaking the Silence means listening to those who’ve been silent for far too long, and once the silence is broken, it is amazing what you can hear.”

– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)

Hay hombres que luchan un dia y son buenos. Hay otros que luchan un año y son mejores. Hay quienes luchan muchos años y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida: esos son los imprescindibles. 

– Bertolt Brecht

ARSN calls on Canadian government to publicly condemn current events in Honduras

Sign the letter and send to your MP and the Minister for Foreign Affairs. December 5, 2017 The Atlantic Region Solidarity Network (ARSN) is a group of individuals and organizations based in Atlantic Canada that works to raise awareness about and stand in solidarity with human rights, social and environmental justice movements in Latin America [...]

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Evictions by state forces in Chab’il Ch’och’, Izabal and La Cumbre, Tactic, Alta Verapaz

This week two communities were violently evicted by state forces. On Monday, October 30, over 1500 police surrounded the community of Chab’il Ch’och’, Izabal and evicted the community,  sending 80 families to hide in the mountains, without food, water or shelter. The community is located on a large tract of land, which had been illegally acquired [...]

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2018 Delegation

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September 2017 Updates: Guatemalan take to the streets to protest against impunity and corruption

September 17, 2017: Members of Congress met to back-peddle on the reforms they had passed on September 13, lightening sentences from jail time to a fine for 400 crimes, including illicit campaign financing, as well as passing a decision to allow unregistered and anonymous campaign contributions (see September 15 email for more explanation). Despite the [...]

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September 28, 2017 Update on the situation near Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine

Since early June, community members affected by the Escobal mine in San Rafael las Flores, Santa Rosa have held a permanent encampment 15 km from the entrance of the mine. Communities from 7 municipalities rotate in 24-hour shifts and serve as a check-point for mine-related traffic. Any vehicles owned or contracted by the mine are [...]

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