News Update

Mon, 2015-03-23

Your report about how Latin American women and girls are fleeing exploitation and poverty, corruption and impunity, and general and gender-based violence, and are getting raped while travelling through Mexico (to hopefully enter the U.S.), is moving and serious, and it is misleading.

Thu, 2015-03-19

American and Canadian companies are partnering with the repressive Honduran regime, and some of the wealthiest, most violent members of the economic elites, to evict indigenous Lenca campesinos and build illegal hydro-electric dams in western Honduras.

Fri, 2015-03-13

From what much of the media and their invited experts have been informing me, from what many politicians have been expounding about, I now conclude my mother is an anti- anti-terrorist which - being a double-negative - makes her a terrorist.

Wed, 2015-03-11

Articles: "Channeling Reagan, Obama Continues US Pressure On Latin American Leftist Governments", by Mark Weisbrot; and "Is Venezuela Really an 'Extraordinary Threat' to the United States?", Greg Grandin.

Mon, 2015-03-09

BLOODY BOOMTOWN: Mexican Vigilante Justice Hits $7 Billion Gold Mine, By Jason McGahan, March 9, 2015.

Sun, 2015-03-08

In their movements, women not only fight against gendered injustices, but also demand wider societal transformation to a system that doesn't work for them as women - even though as a system it is working exactly how it's supposed to.

Thu, 2015-03-05

New photographs suggest the military knew more about the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa 43 than previously thought.  Mexico's military released previously unseen photographs of students who survived a massacre in Guerrero state Wednesday that have sparked renewed controversy over the case of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa teachers training college students.

Action Report

Inside you will find links to articles and reports, TV reports and doc-films addressing the work and struggles that Rights Action is funding and/or involved in. 

Urgent Action

Sign-On Letter concerning about assassination ff Juan Francisco Martinez, Lenca Indigenous Community & Environmental Defender in Honduras.

Video

"No More Evictions" addresses the historic and on-going struggle of indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' communities against the threats of:

  • global agribusiness (sugar cane and African palm production)
  • global nickel mining industry (owned, until late 2011, by the Canadian companies INCO, Skye Resources and Hudbay Minerals)

Documents

Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.