"It is still easy, as it has been for most of the last half-century, to see Guatemala as a dark place with no exit. The deep inequality that has plagued the country since the days of conquest continues. So does the culture of violence that has enveloped Guatemala since the 1954 coup. Yet the opening of the police archive, Ríos Montt's conviction, and the commemoration of Árbenz can be seen as a historical sequence, testifying to the resilience of a devastated society and offering glimmers of hope that were all but unimaginable just a few years ago." (Stephen Kinzer)
Honduras is one of the targets of contemporary Canadian colonialism. The Canada/Honduran Free Trade agreement is all but ironed out. The last wrinkle is the election on November 24th. The environmental assessment for the agreement was simple; anything that might have been controversial was considered a state secret and remained confidential.
- Campesino Killed, Linked To Sugar Plantation-Land Struggle
- Kidnapping And Killing Of Youth Members Of The LIBRE Political Party
- Lawyer Killed In Of San Pedro Sula
- LGBTI Human Rights Defender Attacked In Public
- IACHR Reports On February 2012 Prison Massacre of 362 Inmates
It is all too easy for one's eyes to glaze over at the headlines of yet another murder in Honduras, the country that earned the dubious moniker of the world's murder capital. Forty-nine year-old Tomas Garcia was shot dead on July 15, just one of thousands of victims.
An article about how recent ‘This American Life’ reports on the “Dos Erres” massacre in Guatemala and on the “charter cities” in Honduras censor out the historic and on-going role of the U.S. government.
The ‘Murder Capital Of The World’, The ‘Repression Capital Of The Americas’, Leading Up To The November Elections
- Urgent Action: Illegal arrest of Priest and 22 members of Honduran National Resistance Front
- Article: THE AGUA ZARCA DAM: How the World Bank and Central American Bank for Economic Integration are Profiting from the Looting of Indigenous Lenca Territory
A comprehensive article, by Annie Bird, about the intersection between “development” projects funded by the World Bank, and repression carried out by U.S.-supported regimes - and directly by U.S. military involvement - in Guatemala and Honduras.
As tensions build in Honduras, leading up to the November 2013 presidential elections, Rights Action has brought a group of 23 mainly North Americans to investigate the political and human rights situation.
"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."