American Commission on Human Rights
Since 2004, the open-pit, cyanide leaching mining operation of Goldcorp Inc. in Guatemala (via its subsidiary Montana Exploradora de Guatemala) has caused widespread environmental and health harms, and human rights violations and repression, to Mayan Mam people living in communities in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipicapa.
- Campesino Killed, Linked To Sugar Plantation-Land Struggle
- Kidnapping And Killing Of Youth Members Of The LIBRE Political Party
- Lawyer Killed In Of San Pedro Sula
- LGBTI Human Rights Defender Attacked In Public
- IACHR Reports On February 2012 Prison Massacre of 362 Inmates
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and 57 colleagues sent a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder calling for the investigation of alleged abuses by Honduran security forces and the possible role DEA agents played in a shooting incident that led to the tragic death of four indigenous villagers on the Patuca River in northeastern Honduras.
A very moving article by Lucrecia Molina about the Rio Negro/Chixoy Dam massacres Hearing that took place June 19-20, 2012, in San Jose, Costa Rica, before the IACHR (Inter-American Court on Human Rights).
A statement from ADIVIMA about a legal hearing, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, concerning the 1982 Rio Negro / Chixoy Dam massacres (killing over 440 Mayan Achi people from the remote village of Rio Negro.
An Article by Sandra Cuffe and Karen Spring ( human rights activists working with Rights Action) regarding Canadian and Chilean involvement in mining & security reform in Honduras.
Dina Meza, a Honduran journalist and human rights activist, has received a series of threats of sexual violence against her in recent weeks. Her safety is at risk. Dina Meza reports on human rights issues for the website Defenders Online (Defensores en Linea).
Rights Action's response to a recent article: "Goldcorp looks to export relationship model in addition to gold from Eléonore project", by Alex Létourneau of Kitco News, published by Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kitconews/2012/03/19/goldcorp-looks-to-export-relationship-model-in-addition-to-gold-from-eleonore-project/
BISHOP RAMAZZINI OF GUATEMALA DETAILS HARMS AND VIOLATIONS CAUSED BY GOLDCORP'S MARLIN MINE and DANISH PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM GOLDCORP
CHIXOY DAM REPARATIONS CAMPAIGN: 30th Anniversary of the March 13, 1982 Rio Negro Massacre, & Still the WB (World Bank) and IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Have Not Paid Reparations and Compensation