For seven years, communities have peacefully and democratically demonstrated their opposition to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. In an open letter to the Canadian company’s new CEO, James Voorhees, and Executive Chair, Kevin McArthur, the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa and the Xinka People’s Parliament of Guatemala insist that Tahoe end the [...]
– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
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.
– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998
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.
– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)
“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.”
– Bertolt Brecht
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.
The Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa & Jutiapa and the Xinca People’s Parliament sent a letter to Tahoe Resources and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Minera San Rafael, expressing firm opposition to their Escobal silver mine & reiterating their demand for its permanent closure. On August 14th, the letter was hand delivered by directly impacted community [...]
By Lisa Rankin, BTS Guatemala Coordinator May 11, 2018 was the day the women had been waiting for; after years of gathering testimonies, psychosocial support, preparation and investigation, the National Civil Police and Public Prosecutor arrested six men, former military commissioners in Rabinal, accused of sexual violence during the Internal Armed Conflict. However, the police [...]
Ministerio Público Attorney General María Consuelo Porras Argueta 15 Avenida 15-16 Zona 1, Edificio Gerona, 8 Nivel Guatemala, CA 1 August, 2018 Dear Attorney General María Consuelo Porras Argueta: We are writing to express our profound sadness and concern at the killing of human rights defender Ángel Estuardo Quevedo in the municipality of Santa Rosa [...]