On a given day, a Canadian might read the business section of her favourite newspaper or on-line news service, to check the price of gold or nickel and see how her investments are doing.
More than 100,000 women were raped in the 36-year Guatemalan civil war. Despite violent retributions, they are now breaking their silence
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.
No functional justice system exists to protect the fundamental rights of communities. Rather, administration of justice officials and security forces are part of the repression.
GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT'S LACK OF WILL TO SIGN THE GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT TO IMPLEMENT THE REPARATIONS PLAN FOR THE HARMS AND DAMAGES TO OUR COMMUNIITES CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCITON OF THE CHIXOY DAM, WE HEREBY DELCARE THAT:
In Honduras, yesterday, peaceful marches by the pro-democracy, anti-coup regime Resistance Movement in support of protesting teachers were violently repressed in many parts of Honduras. Many people were detained, beaten and tear-gassed.
Ilse Velasquez, a 59-year old teacher, was hit and killed by a police tear-gas canister, March 18, 2011, during a peaceful protest in Tegucigalpa. Photo provided by: FNRP-Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular
Internationally-funded Guatemalan bio-fuel interests evict Mayan Qeqchi families from their historic lands, destroying homes and crops, killing one, injuring more, thousands are without food or shelter