News Update

Mon, 2014-10-27

Links to two photo-essays about commemoration activities marking September 27, 2014, the 5th anniversary of the assassination of Adolfo Ich and shooting-paralyzing of German Chub - acts of violence carried out by private security guards then hired by Hudbay Minerals and its Guatemalan subsidiary CGN. With your donations, Rights Action helped fund this important, moving commemoration.

Sun, 2014-10-26

"Every morning, the newspapers in Mexico City announce how many days it has been since forty-three students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School disappeared while in Iguala, Guerrero. On Friday, the number-twenty-eight days-was accompanied by an announcement that the governor of Guerrero state, Ángel Aguirre Rivero, had finally resigned after weeks of outrage over the violence and lawlessness that marked his tenure." Francisco Goldman.

Fri, 2014-10-24

Article by Larry Cohen, "CAFTA, Forced Immigration, Deportation Connections"

Fri, 2014-10-24

20 days after the massacre of the Ayotzinapa normalistas (students studying to be teachers) and the disappearance of 43 of them, the indignation of the people in Mexico has grown, as has the disapproval of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who a few months ago was hailed by Time magazine and the international financial institutions for achieving the "Mexican miracle", i.e. the privatization of Pemex.

Wed, 2014-10-22

On September 26, 2014, police in Iguala, Guerrero killed six people and detained 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School, who have since been disappeared.  Numerous mass graves have since been found outside of Iguala, but they are not believed to contain the bodies of the missing students.  The search for the disappeared young men continues, led by family members and local organizations.

Fri, 2014-10-17

Thirty-two years after the Rio Negro/ Chixoy Dam ['Chee-Shoy'] massacres of over 440 villagers, and the violent, illegal evictions of more than two dozen Mayan communities, the government of Guatemala has agreed to provide $154,000,000 to enable the implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan. As reported by the Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre (October 14, 2014).

Thu, 2014-10-16

Article by Melissa del Pozo: "Inside the Mexican College Where 43 Students Vanished After a Violent Encounter With Police" and update by Dawn Paley: "43 Missing Students, State Crimes & Resistance in Mexico".

Action Report

Thirty-two years after the Rio Negro/ Chixoy Dam ['Chee-Shoy'] massacres of over 440 villagers, and the violent, illegal evictions of more than two dozen Mayan communities, the government of Guatemala has agreed to provide $154,000,000 to enable the implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan. As reported by the Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre (October 14, 2014).

Urgent Action

On September 26, 2014, police in Iguala, Guerrero killed six people and detained 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School, who have since been disappeared.  Numerous mass graves have since been found outside of Iguala, but they are not believed to contain the bodies of the missing students.  The search for the disappeared young men continues, led by family members and local organizations.

Video

Photo video about the murder of Adolfo Ich by security guards HudBay Minerals Inc. also repression and dispossession of land affecting the inhabitants of the Maya Q'eqchi 'communities in Guatemala, by Canadian mining companies and their representatives.

Documents

Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.