News Update

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.

Wed, 2015-03-04

From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala.  Rights Action provides grassroots funding to the community and environmental protection and human rights promotion work of the people we met with.

Tue, 2015-03-03

In the State of Guerrero, where Mexican government officials and a Drug Cartel kidnapped and "disappeared" 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teacher's college in September 2014, the Canadian mining company Torex Gold Resources Inc. is allegedly paying C$84,000/month to "La Familia Michoacana", one more brutally violent Mexican drug cartel.
 

Sun, 2015-03-01

Letter to As It Happens (AIH), show transmitted by CBC radio Canada.

Sat, 2015-02-28

"The most polished segment of the "Alliance for Prosperity" details the sweetheart deals that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will roll out for international investors.  U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden compared the Alliance to a kind of Plan Colombia for Central America. Plan Colombia was a six-year, $9 billion experiment that used anti-drugs policy as a pretext for bettering international investment conditions in Colombia, both through militarization and political reforms." Article by By Dawn Paley.

Fri, 2015-02-27

From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala.  Rights Action provides grassroots funding to the community and environmental protection and human rights promotion work of the people we met with.

Thu, 2015-02-26

From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala. 

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.