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Report Back: Franklin Valenzuela’s Speaking Tour and the 2016 BTS AGM

Summer got off to a great start with the BTS AGM in late June. This year our invited guest was Franklin Valenzuela from the Mataquescuintla, Jalapa youth organization JODVID (Youth Organized in Defense of Life). From June 18- 26, Franklin traveled and met with numerous solidarity, university and civil society groups to inform Canadians about [...]

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BTS Mining Justice

For the past ten years, BTS has heard from Guatemala partners about the impacts that Canadian mining companies have had on their communities. We’ve heard about water sources drying up, contamination of water, land and air; we’ve talked with mothers who can’t understand why their kids are getting sick and the elderly who have experienced [...]

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Register Now For BTS AGM!

THE BREAKING THE SILENCE ANNUAL GATHERING Registration Form Here. FRI. JUNE 12TH, 7PM – SUN., JUNE 14TH, 1PM at TATAMAGOUCHE CENTRE JOIN INVITED GUEST CRISANTA PEREZ AND THE BTS COMMUNITY BTS friends, plan now to attend the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering. After a wonderful celebration of 25 years last June, we now want and need [...]

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BTS Recruiting 2 Human Rights Accompaniers to Start May 1

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014 Position Start Date: May 1, 2014 in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia Travel to Guatemala: May 25th, 2014 Six-month minimum, with possibilities for longer-term placements. Interested candidates should download the application form here, and submit a completed application together with their resume to btsaccompaniment[at]gmail.com no later than February 28th, 2014. The role [...]

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Open for Justice in Guatemala

Originally published in Now Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=196486 By Rachel Warden “What happened to Canadian compassion, to the Canada that accepted so many refugees in the 80s?” Nelly Rivera, from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in El Salvador, asked this question after telling us about the potential impacts of a Canadian mine on the border of Guatemala and [...]

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