Starting last night (May 22), the Honduran military headed by Operation Xatruch Commander, Coronel German Alfaro and private security guards contracted by Dinant Corporation (controlled by Honduran oligarch Miguel Facusse) have been inside the Paso Aguan finca firing automatic weapons in what appears to be attempts to intimidate and scare the community of ‘La Panama’ that lives inside and adjacent to the finca.
Human rights advocates tell World Bank (WB) auditors that the WB is obligated to respect the rights of the "Panama" campesino community in Honduras, who were shot at while protesting the illegal and violent land usurpations that they are suffering at the hands of the Dinant Corporation, a WB loan recipient.
Press release, from Mining Watch & CIEL - that the IACHR (Inter-American Commission of Human Rights) has rescinded its "suspension order" of Goldcorp's cyanide-leaching, open-pit / mountain-top removal mine in Guatemala.
Disappearance of Juan Chinchilla in Honduras
Urgent action - What to do? See below about contacting Honduran police officials and your own US and Canadian government officials
- 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).
US MEMBERS OF CONGRESS LETTER TO GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT COLOM
CALLING FOR SUSPENSION OF GOLDCORP'S "MARLIN" MINE IN GUATEMALA
Rigores Community attacked and burned to the ground, to make way for production of African palm and sugar cane, for diesel bio-fuel production
An Open Letter about the "criminalization of human rights and environmental defenders" - the case of 18 members of the Siria Valley Environmental Committee of Honduras, where Goldcorp Inc. operated its open-pit, cyanide leaching gold mine and wants to expand its mining operation.
"... 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.