Democracy Now coverage (August 24, 2015): “In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder”.
“Guatemala’s President Faces Impeachment Over Alleged Links to Corruption Case”, by Jeff Abbott
Snapshots from the trial, by Rebecca Tatham.
Rights Action shares this letter, and encourages folks to: Send your own letters to Rugby Canada; Share this letter with family and friends; Re-post and re-distribute it.
The Beehive Collective is excited to announce a Cross-Canada tour "Art of Resistance" this fall! The Bees will hit the road and combine storytelling workshops of their newest graphic MesoAmérica Resiste!
“The Economist, in its report “Protests in Honduras and Guatemala”, ignores that those regimes remain in power due to their economic, military and political relations with United States and Canada. It is not possible for American and Canadian governments, corporations and investors “to do business in Honduras and Guatemala” and not participate in, contribute to and benefit from corruption, repression and impunity.” (Grahame Russell)
In silence, and without permission of congressional authorities, four legislators traveled to Russia on July 28, to supposedly participate in a forum about mining. The Guatemalan Nickel Company, CGN, covered all of the expenses of the trip.
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.
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)
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.