American Commission on Human Rights
Urgent action about on-going repression in Honduras - particularly in the Aguan region in the north.
Congress just reconvened in Washington. NOW is the time to contact your Representative in Congress again to ask them to sign the Schakowsky letter in support of human rights in Honduras. DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1.
A letter sent to the IACHR (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), along with a Petition concerning the illegal forced evictions, massacres and other human rights violations of 32 Mayan communities (over 3000 people) caused by the Chixoy Hydro-electric Dam, a "development" project of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with successive military regimes (1975-1985)
Press release, from Mining Watch & CIEL - that the IACHR (Inter-American Commission of Human Rights) has rescinded its "suspension order" of Goldcorp's cyanide-leaching, open-pit / mountain-top removal mine in Guatemala.
The Rio Negro massacres were among hundreds committed during Guatemala's internal conflict, in which the majority of over 200,000 Guatemalans killed or disappeared by the military regimes were unarmed indigenous Mayan civilians.
Report summary: "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine", By Lyuba Zarsky and Leonardo Stanley, Tufts University, September 2011
A New York Times article, where the government of Guatemala has publicly apologized to the family of former president Jacobo Arbenz for the 1954 U.S.-backed military coup that ousted him and his government.
JUSTICE & REPARATIONS NOW, 30 YEARS DELAYED, FOR MAYAN-ACHI VICTIMS OF THE CHIXOY DAM PROJECT IN GUATEMALA
Concerning the Illegal, Forced Evictions and Other Human Rights Violations Caused by the Chixoy Hydro-electric Dam in Guatemala, a Development-Investment project of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with Successive Military Regimes (1975-1985)
A letter from the CAW (Canadian Auto Workers) to the Canadian Prime Minister and other government officials. The letter calls on the Canadian government to help ensure that Goldcorp Inc. suspends its mining operations in Guatemala & Honduras, until it has the free, prior and informed consent of the local populations.