In this December 2017 newsletter, we provide a summary of the courageous Mayan Q’eqchi’ plaintiffs and their beautiful participation in the precedent-setting Hudbay Minerals lawsuits in Canada; and, an analysis of Honduras’ endemic crisis of fraud and corruption, repression and impunity, dating back to the devastating U.S. and Canadian-backed military coup, June 28, 2009, and of the courage and vision of the Honduran people to resiliently demand –against great odds and risk of repression- respect for their democratically elected leaders and respect for their sovereignty.