News Update

Mon, 2014-11-17

The United States and Canada refuse to fully address what is going on in Mexico because our two countries are the biggest economic, political and military partners of the Mexican 'Narco-State'.

Sat, 2014-11-15

In 2007, hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers and police, and private security guards hired by Skye Resources (bought out by Hudbay Minerals in 2008) illegally entered the mountain top community of Lote 8, burnt 100 homes to the ground, and burnt or destroyed animals, crops and personal property.  As part of this violent, illegal eviction, the guards, police and soldiers also gang-raped 11 women.

Sat, 2014-11-15

An action alert from the GHRC (Guatemala Human Rights Commission).  Though the day of action is over, please follow-up on their letter writing and tweeting recommendations.

Fri, 2014-11-14
  • Canada-based Aura Minerals Ready To Expand Open-pit Gold Mine, Including Into Community Cemetery, by Karen Spring
  • Blood For Gold: The Human Cost Of Canada's 'Free Trade' With Honduras, by Sandra Cuffe
Thu, 2014-11-13

Book Release Speaking Tour with Author

Wed, 2014-11-12

Almost 10 years after Sipacapa's legally binding community consultation said "NO to Mining, YES to Life" (See film: "Sipakapa Is Not For Sale", http://vimeo.com/38097729, Goldcorp Inc. is still trying to illegally expand its destructive cash-cow gold mine from San Miguel Ixtahuacan into Sipakapa.

Mon, 2014-11-10

NISGUA Organizational Sign-on Letter:  Say No To "Double Crown Resources" Mining In Mayan-Ixil Territories Of Guatemala

Action Report

NISGUA Organizational Sign-on Letter:  Say No To "Double Crown Resources" Mining In Mayan-Ixil Territories Of Guatemala

Urgent Action

On September 26, 2014, police in Iguala, Guerrero killed six people and detained 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School, who have since been disappeared.  Numerous mass graves have since been found outside of Iguala, but they are not believed to contain the bodies of the missing students.  The search for the disappeared young men continues, led by family members and local organizations.

Video

Photo video about the murder of Adolfo Ich by security guards HudBay Minerals Inc. also repression and dispossession of land affecting the inhabitants of the Maya Q'eqchi 'communities in Guatemala, by Canadian mining companies and their representatives.

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.