The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to launch a full investigation into the murder on Saturday of a Honduran journalist, identify a motive, and bring those responsible to justice.
- Link to photo-essay by James Rodriguez, “Wartime Victims Exhumed From Former Military Base Return to Pambach”
- Links to previous Rights Action pieces, addressing on-going struggles for truth, memory and justice
Report from Sarah Blaskey, intern with Democracy Now! en Español. www.democracynow.org/es
"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)
On Veteran’s Day across the United States, Remembrance Day across Canada, cities and towns are filled with fluttering flags. Parades wind solemnly to cemeteries. The media provides full-on reporting about American and Canadian families who have lost loved ones in wars and interventions across the planet, who now care for wounded loved ones returned from wars and interventions across the planet.
“The stakes are high: either Honduras will plunge deeper into its vortex of violence and repression, or it will have a fighting chance to begin to re-establish the rule of law and construct a viable economy.” Article by Dana Frank
- Los Angeles Times article
- Open Letter, from Canadian groups, condemning the Canada-Honduras FTA
Forwarding an ANONYMOUS film about Honduras
In lead-up to the very contested November 2013 elections in Honduras, the global mining industry – spear-headed by Canadian companies and the Canadian government – is using the new pro-corporate mining law to [illegally] get as many mining concessions as possible, before the elections.
For the first time, a Canadian mining company will appear in a Canadian court for actions committed overseas. Hudbay Minerals Inc. will be standing trial for murder, rapes and attacks committed against Indigenous Guatemalans by security personnel working for Hudbay’s subsidiary, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN).