By Lisa Rankin, BTS Co-Coordinator A lot has been happening over the past few weeks in Guatemala regarding community resistance to Canadian mining companies. Here I have complied some brief updates and links for further updates to keep folks informed. Please also take action following the link! As events are constantly unfolding, please check out [...]
(version en castellano aqui) Tatamagouche, NS, Canada Sunday, June 14, 2015 Greetings from the Maritimes Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network. BTS is a network that has been working for the past twenty five years to bring awareness in Canada about issues facing Guatemalans who are courageously working for justice. From June [...]
Women community leaders and human rights defenders spoke out on March 5 during a conference to mark international women’s day. The women, who have all be persecuted for their work to defend the land, environment and community in face of transnational mining companies, spoke fiercely and honestly about the many years of struggles they have [...]
Crisanta Pérez lives very close to the Marlin mine in Guatemala. The Norwegian pension fund have made big investments in Goldcorp´s most profitable mine. It is repeatedly reported violations of human rights both from protesters and due to polluting water. For years Cristanta Pérez has been one of the community´s strong voices against the mine.
Theme: Sister Maudila Lopez: A Mayan woman urges the United Church Pension Plan and other Pension Funds to divest from Goldcorp Bio Sister Maudilia Lopez has worked for 17 years in the Catholic Parish of San Miguel Ixtahuacan. She is a member of the Parish Sisters and Brothers of Mother Earth Committee, which has courageously [...]