News Update

Sun, 2015-04-26

The criminal trial against Mynor Padilla – former colonel of the Guatemalan army, former head of security of the Canadian mining company Hudbay Minierals and the Guatemalan Nickel Company (CGN) – continues on April 28, 2015 in Puerto Barrios. Everyone is invited!

Wed, 2015-04-22

Since 1998, Rights Action has been honored to support and work with Berta Caceres and COPINH.  We congratulate Berta for receiving the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize (www.goldmanprize.org).

Thu, 2015-04-16

A Guatemalan judge denied bail to the Administrative Manager and Legal Representative, Carlos Roberto Morales Monzón, of Tahoe Resources' subsidiary, Minera San Rafael S.A., and ordered him to pre-trial detention on charges of industrial contamination.

Wed, 2015-04-15

Favor de ver y compartir esta película, Defensora, sobre la lucha del pueblo Q’eqchi’ en Guatemala en defensa de su territorio y la Madre Tierra, y por la justicia en Canada en procesos legales en contra de Hudbay Minerals y la CGN.

Wed, 2015-04-15

Eduardo Galeano, the globally known Uruguayan journalist, writer and activist, died on April 13, 2015.  How dismal that Jeff Douglas of CBC's As It Happens focused his one comment about Galeano's life on how the writer supposedly turned his back on his  award winning history book, "The Open Veins of America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent."

Wed, 2015-04-15

“The government dug up a mass grave, declaring that the 43 student’s bodies were there. They discovered bodies, but they were not the students’ bodies. And then they found another mass grave, and another, and another, … But none of them belonged to the students. How many mass graves have to be dug up before it becomes clear that mass graves are not the exception but the rule?”

Mon, 2015-04-13

A press release from the April 8th, 2015, opening of this murder trial.

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.