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Guatemalan Women Speak Out Against Rape

Elders weep during a ceremony held last spring, after women from the community testified that they were gang raped by a Canadian-owned mine’s security guards in January 2007. Photo: Nathan Einbinder.

“You are just a woman”

Carmen Mejía walks two hours to work everyday. She works for an organization currently under attack for its support of indigenous communities affected by the Canadian-owned Goldcorp Marlin gold and silver open-pit mine located in the Western Guatemalan highlands. The 25 year old daughter of campesinos and mother of a five year old learned about [...]

Noche Latina – Feb 5

Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network presents Noche Latina on Friday, Feb. 5 at 6pm to 9pm at the Wilmot United Church in Fredericton. Enjoy a traditional Central American meal, John Thompson on Paraguayan harp, music by Cesar Morales and a silent auction. Funds raised go to education and human rights projects in Guatemala. $10/Adult, $5/Child, [...]

Killer’s Paradise – Film screening about femicide in Guatemala at the UNB Law School – Thursday, Jan 21 at 7pm

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and the NB Public Interest Research Group present the film Killer’s Paradise about the ongoing femicide in Guatemala on Thursday, Jan 21 at 7pm at the UNB Law School – Ludlow Hall, Room 2A/2B. Enjoy a cup of fair trade Breaking the Silence coffee and talk about solidarity efforts [...]

Photos from Toronto’s solidarity action with those murdered for Canadian mines

Around 25 people braved the bitter winds of the Toronto’s financial district on Friday in a vigil to protest the killings of three human rights advocates who were killed for speaking out against the unethical practices of Canadian mining companies in Latin America. Mariano Abarca Roberlo of Mexico, Adolfo Ich Xaman of Guatemala, and Marcelo [...]

Nickel for Your Life: Q’eqchi’ Communities Take On Mining Companies in Guatemala

On Sunday, September 27, a violent conflict broke out in El Estor, a municipality near Guatemala’s Pacific coast, between members of a Q’eqchi’ community called Las Nubes and private security guards of the Guatemala Nickel Company (CGN), a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Hudbay Resources. Community members report that CGN’s security forces kidnapped and [...]

Community leader murdered by private security guards in Guatemala

A long-standing land dispute between the Guatemalan Nickel Company (Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel, CGN) and communities settled on land also claimed by the company recently erupted into violence. A break-down in negotiations and a number of attempts to illegally evict one community most recently resulted in an attack against community members carried out by armed [...]

Honduras and Guatemala: Democracy Under Attack

Last June, Honduran soldiers removed their President from power. Farmers and teachers resisting Canadian-owned gold mines are being killed in Guatemala. How is Canada responding? How is Canada responsible? A public talk and discussion with Francois Guindon 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St. Francois Guindon is a Canadian solidarity activist based [...]

Honduras and Guatemala: Democracy Under Attack

Last June, Honduran soldiers removed their President from power. Farmers and teachers resisting Canadian-owned gold mines are being killed in Guatemala. How is Canada responding? How is Canada responsible? A public talk and discussion with Francois Guindon 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St. Francois Guindon is a Canadian solidarity activist based [...]

Murder of Mayan teacher at Canadian-owned mine site

On Sunday, September 27, 2009, Mynor Padilla, head of security for HudBay/CGN’s Fenix project, killed Adolfo Ich, a teacher, as he attempted to protect children from the security force’s indiscriminant shooting which left another community member paraplegic and at least four more wounded.