Since 1998, Rights Action has been honored to support and work with Berta Caceres and COPINH. We congratulate Berta for receiving the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize (www.goldmanprize.org).
A Guatemalan judge denied bail to the Administrative Manager and Legal Representative, Carlos Roberto Morales Monzón, of Tahoe Resources' subsidiary, Minera San Rafael S.A., and ordered him to pre-trial detention on charges of industrial contamination.
Favor de ver y compartir esta película, Defensora, sobre la lucha del pueblo Q’eqchi’ en Guatemala en defensa de su territorio y la Madre Tierra, y por la justicia en Canada en procesos legales en contra de Hudbay Minerals y la CGN.
Eduardo Galeano, the globally known Uruguayan journalist, writer and activist, died on April 13, 2015. How dismal that Jeff Douglas of CBC's As It Happens focused his one comment about Galeano's life on how the writer supposedly turned his back on his award winning history book, "The Open Veins of America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent."
“The government dug up a mass grave, declaring that the 43 student’s bodies were there. They discovered bodies, but they were not the students’ bodies. And then they found another mass grave, and another, and another, … But none of them belonged to the students. How many mass graves have to be dug up before it becomes clear that mass graves are not the exception but the rule?”
Thank-you, Eduardo Galeano...
A press release from the April 8th, 2015, opening of this murder trial.
Read this extensive article by Guatemalan investigator Luis Solano, that sets out how the Guatemalan regime, headed by President Otto Perez Molina (former CIA asset, former military general, and alleged war criminal), has worked with Canadian and American mining companies, and with international private "security" companies (established by ex-military from the U.S. and elsewhere) to "militarize" the delivery of "security" so that mining operations can proceed without opposition.
B.C. Supreme Court hearings begin today (April 8, 2015) into the case of seven Guatemalan workers seeking to have a civil suit against Tahoe Resources of Vancouver heard in B.C. after they sustained injuries in their country during a protest that turned violent. Their lawyer will begin arguing Wednesday that B.C. courts have jurisdiction, even though the events took place in another country.
As a ground-breaking civil lawsuit proceeds in Canadian courts against Tahoe Resources Inc., for injuries suffered by 6 men when Tahoe's security personnel opened fire on them at close range, Telesforo Pivarel, a friend of those men, was shot to death. This is how mining works in Guatemala. Canadian/American companies are part of and benefit from repression, corruption and impunity.