Pictured: Villagers peacefully occupy the open-pit gold mining operation of Aura Minerals, a Canadian company. Over many years, they have suffered health harms, divided and destroyed communities, deforestation, water depletion and contamination and now Aura wants to destroy a 200 year old cemetery on top of the ridge in the back of the photo, to get at the gold below.

Rights Action funds grassroots human rights, environmental and development organizations in Guatemala and Honduras.  We expose and hold to account the U.S. and Canadian governments, companies and investors, as well as other international actors (like the World Bank), that cause and profit from repression, environmental harms and human rights violations.

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