Precedent-setting step toward justice in civil suit against Tahoe in Canadian courts!

BTS welcomes a ruling by the BC Court of Appeals which enables a lawsuit against Canadian-US company Tahoe Resources to go to trial. Tahoe is accused of injury to seven peaceful protesters who were shot outside their mine in San Rafael las Flores, Guatemala. Read more here.

Urge your MP to Create an Effective #Ombudsperson for Mining Justice Now!

During his recent visit to Canada, youth and environmental activist Franklin Valenzuela spoke out about the negative impacts of Tahoe Resources in San Rafael las Flores. Take action to ensure that the Liberal government holds mining companies like Tahoe accountable!

Demand Justice for the Killing of Human Rights Defender Jeremy Barrios

Since November 12, 2016, there has been no justice for Jeremy’s assassination. Learn more and take action to express your solidarity with CALAS and Jeremy’s family.

Attacks Against Angelica Choc and Her Family

At the seventh anniversary of the murder of Maya Q’eqchi’ leader and land defender Adolfo Ich, his widow, Angelica Choc, continues to receive threats and intimidation for her struggle for justice. To find out more, read the international solidarity statement signed by BTS.

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

PRESS RELEASE: CNCA expresses concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson

We were disappointed to learn that the federal budget announced on March 22 makes no mention of a Human Rights Ombudsperson for the extractive sector. Regardless, we will continue to push for the Liberal government to make good on its promise to establish an effective Ombudsperson’s office! Read the response by the Canadian Network on Corporate [...]

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Lorena Cabnal’s Reflections on International Women’s Day 2017

Lorena Cabnal is Maya-Qeqchi Xinca and a communal feminist, as well as a healer. She is from the Network of Ancestral Healers of the Commununal Feminism of Iximulew-Guatemala, a member of the Alliance Against the Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala. We had the chance to speak with her during her recent visit to [...]

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Save These Dates: BTS AGM (Jun 23-25) & Delegation to Guatemala (Nov 3-17)

We hope to see you at our Annual Gathering at the Tatamagouche Centre from June 22-25, 2017! We’ll be joined by Sandra Lopez, Director of the New Hope Foundation, and other special guests. Come reconnect with other BTSers and hear about the inspiring work of the New Hope Foundation School in Rabinal! The school offers [...]

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European Report Features Tahoe Resources as a ‘Harmful Investment’, Reveals Billion Dollar Funds Have Divested

February 9, 2017 (Ottawa/Reno/Guatemala) Tahoe Resources is one of fourteen companies featured as a dangerous investment in the fifth edition of ‘Dirty Profits’ launched today in Hamburg, Germany and edited by the organization Facing Finance. The publication identifies two billion-dollar European pension funds that have divested from the company, the Netherlands’ Pensioenfonds (PGB) and Norway’s [...]

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Would you Walk or Run for Breaking the Silence?

Help raise funds for BTS Maritime- Guatemalan Solidarity Network by joining the Scotia Bank Charity Challenge 2017. It’s a fun, healthy and active way to support BTS! We are looking for a minimum of 10 people who will commit to walking or running the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax.  This event is known as the “people’s marathon” because there [...]

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