Minister of Foreign Affairs
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.
- HudBay Minerals response to the filing of the gang-rape lawsuit
- Human Rights Complaint (Updated), re-submitted October 19, 2010, by Rights Action and Dr. Catherine Nolin (University of Northern British Colombia) - along with the undergraduate and graduate student signatories - to the Canadian government and elected politicians, to HudBay Minerals and CGN (Guatemalan Nickel Company).
Rigores Community attacked and burned to the ground, to make way for production of African palm and sugar cane, for diesel bio-fuel production
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER HARPER GREETED IN HONDURAS BY RESISTANCE TO THE CANADIAN-HONDURAN "FREE TRADE" AGREEMENT
"... you can only hope that no "villains" appear on the scene, but unfortunately, a few first class villains have indeed turned up. And Randy is our number one villain."
A public letter signed by many organizations (including Rights Action) to the government of Guatemala and Goldcorp Inc., once more demanding the suspension of Goldcorp’s “marlin” mine in Guatemala.
In Honduras, yesterday, peaceful marches by the pro-democracy, anti-coup regime Resistance Movement in support of protesting teachers were violently repressed in many parts of Honduras. Many people were detained, beaten and tear-gassed.
Dozens of people beaten, gassed, illegally detained. This follows on 5 days of brutal repression against Honduran teachers and the Pro-Democracy movement, including the killing of 59 year-old teacher Ilse Velasquez
At approximately 6:30 am, March 28th, Garifuna, indigenous and pro-democracy movement leader Miriam Miranda was shot in the stomach with a tear-gas canister and illegally detained by police during a peaceful road occupation in a Garifuna community, Triunfo de la Cruz in Tela Bay, Northern Honduras.
Today, a National Strike was called in Honduras by the public school teachers and the National Front of Popular Resistance to protest the last two weeks of brutal and fierce repression, the eighteen political prisoners on trial and the attempt of the post-coup regime and international financial institutions to privatize public education.