News Update

Tue, 2016-07-26

 This is summary of most grassroots funding to principal partner organizations and individuals.  Rights Action disperses funds and grants to other partner groups as well in other countries.

Sat, 2016-07-23

Audio recorded by Warwick Fry (Latin Radical), June 9, 2016, in the office of OFRANEH in Sambo Creek, during a Rights Action / Mir Peace Centre delegation to Honduras, June 4-12, 2016.  Translation to english by Grahame Russell of Rights Action.

Sat, 2016-07-23

The murder of the environmental activist and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras in March came as a shock.

Tue, 2016-07-19

All respect for the tireless and courageous Guatemalan victims’ groups, human rights organizations and lawyers and activists.  As these precedent-setting trials continue against a few of the “intellectual authors” of the genocides and war crimes in Guatemala

Sat, 2016-07-16

[... but no end to economic, political, military relations with regime!]

Thu, 2016-07-07

On July 6, 2016, the body of Lesbia Janeth Urquía Urquía was found stabbed to death, dumped at a place called “Mata Mulas” (Kills Mules) by the Marcala municipal dump, in the western department of la Paz. Lesbia was at the forefront of a community struggle to oppose the illegal imposition of a privatized hydro-electric dam project along the Chinacla river in Marcalas, La Paz.

Tue, 2016-07-05

A terrible accident has taken the life of 9 year-old Alma Yesenia Uscap Osorio and her mother, Isabel Osorio Tum, in the village of Rio Negro, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.  But it is no accident that another brutal death has occurred in one of the most long suffering communities in Guatemala.

Highlights

Funds are needed to support Berta’s family as they respond to this political crime/crisis situation and demand justice for the assassination of Berta and wounding of Mexican Gustavo Castro; and to support COPINH’s work for justice in this case, and their long-term work for territorial defense and indigenous rights, and fundamental transformation and change in Honduras.

Urgent Action

 This is summary of most grassroots funding to principal partner organizations and individuals.  Rights Action disperses funds and grants to other partner groups as well in other countries.

Video

Rights Action recommends this 13 minute film, showing just how repressive, oppressive and desperate the situation in Honduras is, ever since the military coup in June 2009...  ... and just how brave so many women are.

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.