Tag Archives: Topacio Reynoso

AJODER and Topacio Award Keep Her Dreams Alive

On Sunday, September 2nd, the Reynoso Pacheco family accompanied by BTS staff Lisa Rankin, traveled to Coban, Alta Verapaz to present the 2018 Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award to AJODER (the Association for Development and Social Recovery). As always, the presentation of the award was a bitter-sweet moment, remembering Topacio and the dreams which she herself [...]

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2017 Winners of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award

Asociación de Jóvenes Para el Desarrollo y Rescate Social (Youth Association for Development and Social Recovery), San Luis Jilotepeque Jalapa – 2017 Winners of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award. September 22, 2017 The 2017 winner of the Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award is the Asociación de Jóvenes Para el Desarrollo y Rescate Social (Youth Association for Development [...]

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No Justice Three Years After Topacio’s Murder

April 14th marked three years since the murder of Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, a young activist and artist who spoke out against the US-Canadian company Tahoe Resources whose Escobal Mine is located only 6km from her community of Mataquescuintla. Her father was also seriously injured in the attack. No one has yet been arrested in connection to these [...]

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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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Members of Mining Resistance Attacked: Armed attack threatens lives

Friends, We wanted to send a brief update regarding the current state of Alex Reynoso and others from the resistance movement in Mataquescuintla after last night’s shooting. Alex is doing fairly well but remains hospitalized. He is in a lot of pain but is in stable condition and recuperating from a bullet wound. Five others [...]

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