A summary of organizations, individuals and projects that Rights Action has supported this year. Rights Action receives funds from individual donors and foundations, including: UNIFOR Social Justice Fund, FPSE International Solidarity Fund, Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund, Cut Foundation, Agostino Foundation. Thank-you all very much.
"Murder and Migration in Honduras" is a 14 minute VICE News report on poverty, exploitation, violence and repression, and what the U.S.- and Canadian-backed military coup in 2009 has to do with this extremely harsh situation.
After we collect all the sign-ons, this letter will be sent to Hudbay Minerals and CGN, insisting they take all steps necessary to ensure that no one directly or indirectly related to Hudbay or CGN is, in any way, harassing or pressuring the Mayan Qeqchi victims, plaintiffs, witnesses, and their family and community members in the El Estor region, from participating in the criminal and civil lawsuits in Canada and Guatemala.
New York Times, September 4, 2014. A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America and as many as 2.81 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, though the region's coffee crop has been largely unscathed.
Artículo: El Proyecto de la Represa de Chixoy del Banco Mundial y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo: Sigue Asesinando a Guatemaltecos, 32 años después.
We re-send this reflection by Noam Chomsky that provides a moving reflection on the state of our human dominated planet. The injustices (including chronic impoverishment, repression and environmental destruction) that our partner groups in Guatemala and Honduras are struggling to survive and overcome, occur predictably and systemically in an unjust global, historic and contemporary context
Two women from Pacux were brutally killed on Monday, August 25, 2014. One was 40-year-old Francisca Chen Uscap, a tortilla maker who leaves behind 3 children. Francisca was eight years old when her father - Pablo Chen Sanchez - was killed by Guatemalan soldiers and civil defense patrollers in the uncles, cousins in the other three massacres. The other was 19-year-old Brenda Marisol Sic Morente, who worked as a maid in the city. Both her grand-mothers were killed in the second Chixoy Dam/ Rio Negro massacre at the place known as Pacoxom, above the village of Rio Negro, on March 13, 1982.
On March 31, 2012, Nahomy, Ángel and Juan Carlos - biology students from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - were killed on the property of CGN (Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel) in El Estor. At the same time that justice is being undermined in this case, there are also pending criminal and civil lawsuits against CGN and Hudbay Minerals for other murders, assaults and gang-rapes.
News reports of seriously spiking levels of hunger and even starvation due to an extended drought through much of Guatemala, and into Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
U.S.- and Canadian-Backed Honduran Security Forces Threaten Human Rights Observers and Journalists from the U.S. and Canada