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Tue, 2014-08-19
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Article "Bad Role Models: The Embattled Arrival of Honduras' Model Cities" by Lauren Carasik, director of the International Human Rights Clinic and professor of law at the Western New England University School of Law.

Mon, 2014-08-18
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Diodora Hernandez was shot in the head in 2010 by former Goldcorp mine workers because she refuses to sell her land to Goldcorp.  The bullet entered her right eye, exited by her right ear, and she survived!  Blind in one eye, deaf in one ear, she refuses today to sell her land to the company.

Mon, 2014-08-18
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"It is impossible to understand the root causes of the current wave of Central Americans arriving to the United States, and therefore the appropriate U.S. response, without acknowledging the historical relationship between the U.S. and Central America." Arturo J. Viscarra.

Thu, 2014-08-14
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A communique written mainly by family members of the crimes committed by Mynor Padilla (including a murder, a shooting-paralyzing, and other woundings), while working as head of security for Hudbay Minerals and its former subsidiary company in Guatemala CGN.

Sun, 2014-08-10
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The opinions of Ann Coulter on Fox TV news (see below) are not extreme. They represent in many ways significant sectors of U.S. and Canadian populations that wish 'these problems would just go away', and want no little or discussion about how U.S. and Canadian economic and military policies - past and present - contribute to and benefit from these very injustices and sufferings.

Fri, 2014-08-08
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Article "How the U.S.-Backed Genocide in Guatemala Drove the Child Refugee Crisis" By Gabriel M. Schivone

Thu, 2014-07-31
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Petition: "Tell President Obama Not To Deport Child Refugees!" (From Honduras Solidarity Network USA-Canada, http://www.hondurassolidarity.org) and article "The Central American Child Refugee Crisis: Made in U.S.A." By Alexander Main ( http://www.dissentmagazine.org)

Wed, 2014-07-30
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A Guatemalan court ruled in favor of the indigenous people of the municipality of Sipacapa. The court says the Guatemalan government must respect the right to information and consultation with the local population before granting any kind of mining permits, according to international conventions.

Tue, 2014-07-29
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Article "Hillary Clinton's Real Scandal Is Honduras, Not Benghazi" By Emily Schwartz Greco.

Mon, 2014-07-28
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2 Articles: "Guatemala: Opposition To Mining Is A Threat to National Security" by Oswaldo J. Hernández, Translation by Danica Jorden; and "Just One Percent of Guatemala Private Security Guards Operate Legally" by Mimi Yagoub.

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