BISHOP RAMAZZINI OF GUATEMALA DETAILS HARMS AND VIOLATIONS CAUSED BY GOLDCORP'S MARLIN MINE and DANISH PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM GOLDCORP
From 1975-1985, the World Bank (WB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) spear-headed this “development” project, investing 100s of millions of dollars into the Guatemalan military regimes of those years. The 1982 Rio Negro massacres (February 12, March 13, May 14, September 18) were planned and carried out by the military regime, forcing local “civil defense patrols” to do most of the brutal killing, so as to forcibly (and obviously illegally) evict the Rio Negro villagers, and some 25 other remote villages up-river from where the Chixoy Dam wall was built.
On March 15th, Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, an Indigenous Zapotec community leader and member of the Coordinating Committee of the United Peoples of the Valley of Ocotlán (CPUVO) in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca, was murdered in an ambush by a group of some three gunmen.
A Guatemalan news article (translated for Rights Action by Rosalind Gill) concerning trials, in Guatemalan courts, against material authors of the July 18, 1982 "Plan de Sanchez" massacres
An article by Jonathan Treat about the assassination of Bernardo Vasquez, at Canadian mining company Fortuna Silver’s mine in Oaxaca
When security forces of a Canadian mining company brutally evicted Mayan families from their villages in Guatemala, eleven women were raped, a community leader was killed, and a young man paralyzed. Now villagers are standing up and suing HudBay Minerals, but they need our help to match the legal firepower of this huge corporation -- donate now and help end the mining murders for good.
A communiqué from FAMDEGUA (Family Members of the Disappeared in Guatemala), the FAFG (Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala) and CALDH (Center for Human Rights and Legal Action), concerning the exhumation of a mass grave in Guatemala. Also, an article about more delays in the genocide legal trial against former General Efrain Rios Montt, a trial that began in 2000, for atrocities committed in 1981-1982!
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
Rights Action seeks financial support for 13 Mayan villagers, to help them fight a precedent-setting corporate accountability lawsuit against Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals, over truly horrific acts of gang-rape, murder and shootings committed by mine security personnel at a Canadian mine in Guatemala.