Along the Chixoy river, where the dam was built, some 32 remote, poor Mayan villages were devastated by this project (1975-1985). Most harmed villages were in the flood basin up river from the 125 meter high dam wall. Many were illegally forced to leave; others lost much of their lands and/or were cut off from and isolated by the existence of the flood basin.
A letter sent to the IACHR (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), along with a Petition concerning the illegal forced evictions, massacres and other human rights violations of 32 Mayan communities (over 3000 people) caused by the Chixoy Hydro-electric Dam, a "development" project of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with successive military regimes (1975-1985)
Representatives of campesino and human rights groups in the Aguán will be speaking in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Petitioners and experts on the region will also be speaking the following evening at an event co-hosted by the CEPR and Rights Action.
JUSTICE & REPARATIONS NOW, 30 YEARS DELAYED, FOR MAYAN-ACHI VICTIMS OF THE CHIXOY DAM PROJECT IN GUATEMALA
Concerning the Illegal, Forced Evictions and Other Human Rights Violations Caused by the Chixoy Hydro-electric Dam in Guatemala, a Development-Investment project of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with Successive Military Regimes (1975-1985)
RIGORES COMMUNITY ATTACKED & BURNED (TOCOA, CORTEZ, HONDURAS)
POLICE DRAW GUNS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVER DELEGATION FROM THE US & CANADA
RA thanks and honors the amazing Honduran pro-democracy movement, for the return of President Mel Zelaya, ousted by a US and Canadian backed military coup in June 2009
To make a long story short (a story of work and struggle for memory, truth and justice, a struggle against denial and impunity), the growing clamour for truth and justice, compensation and reparations continued to grow from 1996 though to 2004. Still the government of Guatemala and your banks denied and delayed.
RIGORES COMMUNITY ATTACKED & BURNED (TOCOA, CORTEZ, HONDURAS), POLICE DRAW GUNS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVER DELEGATION FROM THE US & CANADA