Inter-American Development Bank
Letter to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank
Even as the genocide verdict in Guatemala has been "over-turned" by the very partial Constitutional Court, it is important to focus attention on, and one day hold to account other governments - particularly the United States - and other international actors, such as the World Bank and IDB, for how they contributed to and benefitted from the genocides and crimes against humanity in Guatemala.
1. HONDURAN DEATH SQUAD MURDERS IN AGUAN VALLEY : Reflections On Rights Action Report
2. SIGN-ON LETTER TO WORLD BANK: World Bank Loans Linked To Murders In Aguan Valley
The June 2009 military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of Honduras brought to power the military-backed regime of President Pepe Lobo that favours the interests of the powerful economic sectors of Honduras ... and the interests of global companies and investors, while using repression against the Honduran people's pro-democracy movement and against members of the newly formed LIBRE political party.
"Particularly worrying, however, is the very dramatic increase in [World Bank and IDB] lending that coincided with the highest waves of terror, which reached genocidal proportions in the late 1970s and early 1980s."
Listen to today's 27-minute CBC radio debate (on "The Current" programme) concerning Canadian support for the establishment of privatized "charter cities" in northern Honduras, along the Caribbean coast. The debate includes Grahame Russell and Karen Spring of Rights Action.
"The cozy relationship between Ríos Montt and the Reagan administration needs to be dug up from the graveyards of history, much like the bodies that are still being dug up from mass graves in Guatemala." (Cyril Mychalejko)
GUATEMALA'S CHIXOY DAM: where development and terror intersect, a report by Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign, in The Guardian.
SIGN-ON LETTER to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, concerning reparations they owe for the Rio Negro / Chixoy Dam destruction, death and illegal evictions
Please write to the President of the World Bank (with copies to your own elected politicians) to express your demand that the World Bank suspend its $30 million loan to the Dinant Corporation of Honduras, an African palm oil corporation that belongs to Miguel Facusse, one of Honduras' wealthiest persons and largest landowners, whose security forces, in collaboration with State security forces, are believed to be responsible for the murder of over 80 campesino land rights activists and their supporters in the Aguan region of northern Honduras.