News Update

Fri, 2014-10-17

Thirty-two years after the Rio Negro/ Chixoy Dam ['Chee-Shoy'] massacres of over 440 villagers, and the violent, illegal evictions of more than two dozen Mayan communities, the government of Guatemala has agreed to provide $154,000,000 to enable the implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan. As reported by the Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre (October 14, 2014).

Thu, 2014-10-16

Article by Melissa del Pozo: "Inside the Mexican College Where 43 Students Vanished After a Violent Encounter With Police" and update by Dawn Paley: "43 Missing Students, State Crimes & Resistance in Mexico".

Wed, 2014-10-08

Carta Abierta a CGN y Hudbay Minerals, por motivo del quinto aniversario del asesinato de Adolfo Ich, el ataque armado de guardias de seguridad que trabajaban para Hudbay Minerals y la CGN que dejó con parálisis a Germán Chub y heridos a al menos siete hombres Maya Q’eqchi…

Wed, 2014-10-08

Telesur TV, article "Guatemalan Government, Canadian Mining Industry Responsible for Violent Conflicts" by Cyril Mychaljeko

Tue, 2014-10-07

Article "Hudbay Actions In Guatemala Call Integrity Into Question" By Lynn Carey.

Sun, 2014-10-05

A nonviolent vigil on Parliament Hill, Monday, October 6, 3-5 pm. Drop in when you can.

Fri, 2014-10-03

Article "Why 'Corporate Social Responsibility' Is A Crock"  By Larry Haiven, September 24, 2014. Beyond the vastly increasing profits corporations are making, while touting their CSR "philanthropy", this article does not address a further reason "why CSR is a crock": that powerful, wealthy countries - Canada, U.S., etc - keep in place a global double accountability standard, ensuring impunity and immunity from legal prosecution for our corporations and investment firms when they cause and benefit from environmental and health harms and human rights violations in other countries ... like those of Central America.

Action Report

Thirty-two years after the Rio Negro/ Chixoy Dam ['Chee-Shoy'] massacres of over 440 villagers, and the violent, illegal evictions of more than two dozen Mayan communities, the government of Guatemala has agreed to provide $154,000,000 to enable the implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan. As reported by the Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre (October 14, 2014).

Urgent Action

A nonviolent vigil on Parliament Hill, Monday, October 6, 3-5 pm. Drop in when you can.

Video

Photo video about the murder of Adolfo Ich by security guards HudBay Minerals Inc. also repression and dispossession of land affecting the inhabitants of the Maya Q'eqchi 'communities in Guatemala, by Canadian mining companies and their representatives.

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.