- Urgent Communiqué on the Massacre in Nacahuil, Guatemala. By various Guatemalan indigenous and grassroots groups
- Gunmen kill 11, wound 18 in poor Guatemalan town. By Sonia Perez D. Associated Press
All Respect to the Honduran People on June 28, 2013, and Their 1462 Days of Resistance. photo essay by Karen Spring
Article by Grahame Russell: “COUNTERING THE SPIN: Cross-examining Hudbay Mineral’s “facts” about its mining operations in Guatemala ”
- LINK: “Broken Anvil”, an 18 minute film about the May 11, 2012, US-DEA massacre in Honduras
- LINK: “COLLATORAL DAMAGE OF A DRUG WAR”, about the US-DEAD massacre in Honduras
- HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FUNDS NEEDED for survivors and family members
Document Collateral Damage of a Drug War The May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the U.S. War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras By Annie Bird and Alexander Main, with research contributions from Karen Spring. On May 11 a passenger boat was moments from landing in Ahuas, La Moskitia when agents in a US government helicopter opened fire killing four people, including a child and pregnant women. After a three months of criminalizing the victims and downplaying the lead role that the US DEA played in the operation, the US government has not taken any kind of responsibility for its actions.
Please write your Congressional Representative and Senator to insist that the U.S. end its so-called drug war in Central America and that it fully assist in obtaining justice for the victims of the May 11, 2012 massacre in Ahuas, Honduras, during a joint operation by DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) agents and a special Honduran police unit created by the DEA.
On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The group inquired into the May 11, 2012 massacre of indigenous Miskito people by gunfire from U.S. State Department - titled helicopters that the US government confirms carried U.S. DEA agents and security contractors.
Politically motivated killings apparently by death squads have been growing over the past few years in Central America, and concern in Guatemala is heightened as the new administration has brought back to public office many of the same individuals directly implicated in the State repression and genocide of the 1980s.
The land disputes date back to efforts in the 1960s to entice landless farmers to the fertile region of the Bajo Aguan. The initial agrarian reform laws contained protections intended to ensure that the land remained in the hands of small landowners by limiting the amount of hectares individuals could accumulate. In 1992, the Law for Modernisation of Land gutted many of the protections written into the original agrarian reform efforts, creating pressure on peasant land cooperatives to sell their land to large landowners.
An article "On the Problem of Femicide" about violence and repression against women and girls in Guatemala, and the daily and historic reality of impunity.