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Thu, 2015-03-05
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New photographs suggest the military knew more about the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa 43 than previously thought.  Mexico's military released previously unseen photographs of students who survived a massacre in Guerrero state Wednesday that have sparked renewed controversy over the case of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa teachers training college students.

Wed, 2015-03-04
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From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala.  Rights Action provides grassroots funding to the community and environmental protection and human rights promotion work of the people we met with.

Tue, 2015-03-03
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In the State of Guerrero, where Mexican government officials and a Drug Cartel kidnapped and "disappeared" 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teacher's college in September 2014, the Canadian mining company Torex Gold Resources Inc. is allegedly paying C$84,000/month to "La Familia Michoacana", one more brutally violent Mexican drug cartel.
 

Sun, 2015-03-01
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Letter to As It Happens (AIH), show transmitted by CBC radio Canada.

Sat, 2015-02-28
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"The most polished segment of the "Alliance for Prosperity" details the sweetheart deals that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will roll out for international investors.  U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden compared the Alliance to a kind of Plan Colombia for Central America. Plan Colombia was a six-year, $9 billion experiment that used anti-drugs policy as a pretext for bettering international investment conditions in Colombia, both through militarization and political reforms." Article by By Dawn Paley.

Fri, 2015-02-27
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From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala.  Rights Action provides grassroots funding to the community and environmental protection and human rights promotion work of the people we met with.

Thu, 2015-02-26
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From January 28 - February 8, 2015, Rights Action travelled with a Canadian journalist and students from the University of Guelph (Canada), to meet with Mayan and campesino communities suffering environmental and health harms, repression and other human rights violations caused by the Canadian-led mining industry in Guatemala. 

Thu, 2015-02-26
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“La hambruna se extiende por Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y El Salvador” informa el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas, buscando sensibilizar a las personas y abriendo cuentas bancarias para recibir donaciones caritativas, muchas de las cuales provendrán de los países y de los consumidores que ayudan a crear la hambruna y beneficiarse de ella.

Thu, 2015-02-19
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"New famine", cries out the Guatemalan newspaper headline (La Prensa, February 7, 2015), threatening the lives of 874,000 people in 206 regions of the country.

Tue, 2015-02-17
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Just in time for an election campaign in which Stephen Harper is positioning himself as a war-time prime minister, Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Act 2015) was recently introduced to play a dual role: granting extraordinary new powers to already hyperactive and unaccountable state security agencies, and baiting as "soft on terror" anyone who questions the bill's necessity and the human rights violations it will further legitimize.

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