On March 24, three students were assassinated (two boys and one girl), students in night classes at Jesús Aguilar Paz Institute of Comayaguela. On the morning of March 25, the cadaver of a 13-year-old girl was found wrapped in a sheet.
On March 17, 2015, at 5pm, a group of 30-40 men arrived together in trucks and attacked Rosalina Perez, her husband Alfredo Jacinto Perez, his brother Felipe, and their children. Some were Goldcorp employees, some were off-duty police, and others were local community members and unknown men.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLOODY BOOMTOWN: Mexican Vigilante Justice Hits $7 Billion Gold Mine, By Jason McGahan, March 9, 2015.
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.
Sign-On Letter concerning about assassination ff Juan Francisco Martinez, Lenca Indigenous Community & Environmental Defender in Honduras.
"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)
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.