In Guatemala, former military officers and their supporters have filed legal charges against human rights activists, journalists, and surviving victims of State repression, even as a former general, Otto Perez Molina - himself implicated in Guatemala's genocide -
News article about recent water studies that again have documented water contamination near Goldcorp's mine.
The US is advancing a regional security strategy which apparently is oriented toward the militarization of Central America and the participation of private security contractors in policing, a strategy also being promoted for Central America by the IDB (Inter American Development Bank) and former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe.
On Thursday, December 8, 2011, we will gather at the Guatemalan Embassy to call for the release of political prisoner and Q'eqchi' peasant leader Ramiro Choc and an end to the repression of indigenous and peasant communities and leaders.
At 3,000 square miles, the Aguan River Valley in northeastern Honduras is about the same size as California's Death Valley. But despite being green and fertile, the Aguan basin is becoming famous as a "valley of death."
Letter to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, responding to a denigrating letter from the World Bank and no response from the Inter-American Development Bank to the on-going demands for justice and reparations
Amazing efforts continue, in Guatemala, to dig up the remains of victims of the genocide and State repression of the past, and seek justice and reparations.
British experts in acid mine drainage carried out a study for the Catholic Overseas Development Agency (CAFOD) headquartered in London, and uncovered official documents demonstrating water contamination caused by the Minerales Entremares company of Honduras, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company, Goldcorp. The company must now agree to long-term monitoring of the site to prevent acid mine drainage and erosion problems in the future.