The NYT editorial board’s August 26, 2015 commentary about “Guatemala’s Embattled President” is basically true as written. What they left out is mention of the fact that the corruption and impunity of Guatemala are also American corruption and impunity (and Canadian, for that matter, though to a lesser degree).
Bajo la ley canadiense contra el soborno en el extranjero, la “Ley sobre la Corrupción de Funcionarios Públicos Extranjeros de Canadá”, ciudadanos canadienses y empresas canadienses que sobornan a funcionarios extranjeros cometen un delito penal. Las empresas canadienses que operan en el extranjero son sujetas a esta ley.
Public Letter; please write your own letter to your own Member of Parliament, the mining companies, pension funds, … and re-post and re-send this letter.
Links to series of teleSUR articles examining the protest situations in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and the potential for real democratic resurgence in Central America.
Democracy Now coverage (August 24, 2015): “In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder”.
“Guatemala’s President Faces Impeachment Over Alleged Links to Corruption Case”, by Jeff Abbott
Snapshots from the trial, by Rebecca Tatham.
Rights Action June 2015 Newsletter. Matching Donor Until July 15th, an anonymous donor will match (up to $30,000), tax-deductible donations in the U.S. and Canada.
A summary of organizations and individuals Rights Action has supported to date this year, with your funds. Rights Action receives funds from individual donors and foundations in the U.S. and Canada.
"No More Evictions" addresses the historic and on-going struggle of indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' communities against the threats of:
- global agribusiness (sugar cane and African palm production)
- global nickel mining industry (owned, until late 2011, by the Canadian companies INCO, Skye Resources and Hudbay Minerals)
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.