Rights Action is honored to fund and work with many courageous people and organizations in Honduras and Guatemala, while focusing critical attention on how we, in the U.S. and Canada, are often part of the problem.
- Article: Criminal accusation filed against Montana Exploradora (owned by Goldcorp) for water contamination and environmental harms
- Report: Scientific studies reveal contamination caused by Goldcorp’s “Marlin Mine”
- Article: Salvadoran environmentalists demand that Guatemala stop Goldcorp’s mining expansion long Guatemala-Salvador border
· (June 12, 2013) New York Post article: “State Department Stymied Probe Into Shooting Of Four Hondurans, Whistleblower Says”
· (August 2012) Rights Action / CEPR Report: “Collateral Damage Of A Drug War: The May 11 Killings In Ahuas And The Impact Of The U.S. War On Drugs In La Moskitia, Honduras”
The following article builds upon and brings to light new developments that have transpired since the March 6 publication of COHA’s Senior Research Fellow Frederick B. Mills’s article entitled, “Honduran Death Squad Murders in Aguán Valley: Reflections on Rights Action Report.”
The Honduras Solidarity Network, a network of over 30 organizations, calls for local actions on June 28 to commemorate the coup and in solidarity with the resistance movement.
A resurgence of death squad activity targeting suspected gang members and others is exacting a mounting toll in Honduras, a country already wracked by violence and impunity. As documented in a series of AP investigative reports, it is increasingly apparent that US-funded Honduran National Police are dispatching summary justice to gang members, in a policy of "social cleansing", with complete impunity.
Marvin [father] and Darwin Trochez [son] make the 103rd and 104th campesino movement members to be killed since January 2010, the overwhelming majority in targeted killings with a consistent method of operation that suggest the operation of a death squad.
- Urgent Action: Illegal arrest of Priest and 22 members of Honduran National Resistance Front
- Article: THE AGUA ZARCA DAM: How the World Bank and Central American Bank for Economic Integration are Profiting from the Looting of Indigenous Lenca Territory
A documentary by Alba sud and Rel-UITA about the land conflict in Bajo Aguán, Honduras. 30 minutes, in spanish with english sub-titles.
This report documents 34 violations targeting campesino movements attributed to the Honduran military during the same period of time a minimum of 88 people associated with campesino movements have been killed most in targeted death squad style killings. Abuses typically occur in coordination with the private security forces of palm oil corporations, Honduran National Police agents and other military units. Extensive military assistance and training provided by the U.S. armed forces to Honduran military units operating in this region.