News Update

Sun, 2015-08-02

2nd letter to the YWCA, with the YWCA’s response to our 1st letter.  Please write your own letter to YWCA and share this information with YWCA folks you know, who might be interested.

Tue, 2015-07-28

Open letter written by Grahame Russell (Rights Action) to Janet Austin (C.E.O. of YWCA Metro Vancouver).

Mon, 2015-07-20

Article "Victory for La Puya: Guatemalan Court Orders Suspension of Construction Operations at the El Tambor Mine", By Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA and article "Guatemalan Court Suspends Mining Operations in “La Puya”" by Telesur

Sat, 2015-07-18

Honduran people continue courageous, uplifting protests, despite on-going political, economic and military support for the repressive and corrupt Honduran regime from the US and Canadian governments, from the World Bank and IDB, and from global companies and investors.

Tue, 2015-07-14

Article: “Why Did Goldcorp Really Pull Out Of Tahoe Resources’s Troubled Guatemalan Mining Project?”

Thu, 2015-07-09

Mientras que un tribunal de Canada ordena la divulgación de documentos corporativos, el abogado de Hudbay/CGN califica de “historias inventadas” a las violaciones sexuales en grupo.

Thu, 2015-07-09

Statement from COPINH, to condemn the so-called “First International Conference on Mining in Honduras”, being held from 7 to 11 July in Tegucigalpa. Canadian company Aura Minerals ( is a principal sponsor of this “First International Mining Congress” (

Action Report

Rights Action June 2015 Newsletter. Matching Donor Until July 15th, an anonymous donor will match (up to $30,000), tax-deductible donations in the U.S. and Canada.

Urgent Action

A summary of organizations and individuals Rights Action has supported to date this year, with your funds. Rights Action receives funds from individual donors and foundations in the U.S. and Canada.


"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)


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.