Tag Archives: CCDA

Update to the BTS Network: COVID-19’s Impacts on Partners’ work

The second wave of COVID-19 is sweeping the world. In the North, we expect impending vaccine shipments and the beginnings of massive vaccination campaigns. However, in Guatemala, the failed disbursement of governmental aid and continued government corruption has left the guarantee of vaccination for the most vulnerable in a precarious state and confidence in the […]

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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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