JUNE 2016: 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.

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

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