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TAKE ACTION: Land rights are human rights! End the repression! We will not be silent!

In Guatemala, human rights defenders continue to face threats of violence and criminalization for their human rights work. Many of them are Indigenous farmers who are working on issues of access to land and in defense of territory, like BTS partner: the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA). Risks faced for speaking out have intensified [...]

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Urgent Statement Following Murder of CCDA organizer Daniel Choc Pop

THE COMMITTEE OF PEASANT FARMERS of the HIGHLANDS of GUATEMALA - CCDA – In response to the Governor of Alta Verapaz, Delegates from the Land Fund (Fondo de Tierra), Secretary of Agrarian Issues and Presidential Commission for Human Rights (COPREDEH) EXPRESSES THE FOLLOWING: We strongly oppose the intention of the Governor of Alta Verapaz, the Land [...]

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BTS 2016 Delegation

Follow our blog during the 2016 BTS delegation and hear updates from participants during their two weeks in Guatemala.   Sunday, May 1 Kaleigh Kingsbury As we arrived to Guatemala I felt a warm embrace. The love and energy that filled the air as people waited to see their loved ones get off a plane [...]

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Political Crisis or Democratic Revolution?

Reposted from the Halifax Media Co-op Political Crisis or Democratic Revolution? How coffee has sparked a shift in partisan politics in Guatemala by Jackie McVicar Maritimers may be familiar with Leo Juracan. When in exile from Guatemala, he toured Canada with the assistance of ‘Breaking the Silence’. In Guatemala’s recent election, Juracan won a seat [...]

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Portraits of Resistance

Thanks to Projet Accompagnement Quebec Guatemala for these graphic Portraits of Resistance.   Pablo Mateo tells his story about the genocide in Huehuetenango and the struggle for justice for genocide in Guatemala and Canada; Nuria Cordon Guerra tells her story of resistance since the time of Guatemala’s conflict to today’s struggle for justice for women [...]

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