On June 7, 2016, Aura Minerals (Canadian gold mining company), and the Honduran Government, Army and Police exerted serious pressure on the Azacualpa community to force the signing of an “agreement” to dig up the dead from, and then destroy the community’s 200 year old cemetery, so that Aura Minerals can continue its cyanide-leaching, mountain-top removal, gold mining operation.
Toronto Star 2-part report on “Hudbay Minerals lawsuits” -/- Please share widely
A reflection by Grahame Russell, March 2, 2016; Updated June 15, 2016, a “Global day of action for justice for Berta Caceres”
Initiated by Jen Moore, this petition calls for: Justice for assassinated Honduran Indigenous rights leader Berta Caceres; an Investigation into Canada’s role in Honduras since the 2009 U.S. and Canadian backed military coup in Honduras.
“The Honduran police are widely established to be deeply corrupt and to commit human rights abuses, including torture, rape, illegal detention, and murder, with impunity …” - "The Berta Caceres Human Rights In Honduras Act"
From June 5-11, 2016, Rights Action led a human rights solidarity trip to Honduras. The focus of our trip was: Honouring The Life, Vision & Struggles Of Berta Caceres. What Do The U.S. & Canada Have To Do With Repression, Human Rights Violations, Corruption & Impunity In Honduras?
Canadian Delegation Conclusions: “Canada Has Blood On Its Hands: Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy”
“In the face of damning evidence from its Marlin mine in Guatemala, Goldcorp’s recent statement that it values the participation of First Nations in its Canadian projects (Yukon News, May 13) just sounds like double speak.” (Tory Russell)
On May 24, 2016, Dr. Catherine Nolin and Grahame Russell completed a 10 day Mining Impunity Delegation to Guatemala, re-examining four major mining struggles related to Canadian and U.S. owned mining operations.
Alert #6 - UNBC Geography + Rights Action Emergency Delegation to Guatemala. “Urgent Need to End Canadian Impunity for Mining Companies in Guatemala”.