The U.S. elections will bring no change to on-going U.S. endorsed and supported exploitation and repression, corruption and impunity in Honduras & Guatemala, two of the most violent, unjust countries in the Americas. Our work and struggle continue, unabated, supporting courageous community based organizations in both countries.
“It [is] standard practice for the police and military to be involved in the “repression and killing” of opposition leaders, union organizers, and activists. The victims tend to be people from diverse social and economic strata. The principal characteristic they have in common is that they represent a threat or an obstacle to governmental or business interests.”
"Father Melo" wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in Honduras.
- Funding Summary: Rights Action grants made in 2016 to partner groups and individuals: http://www.rightsaction.org/action-content/rights-action-grants-made-date-2016-partner-groups-and-individuals
- Matching Donor: Until August 29, 2016, an anonymous supporter will match (up to $30,000) tax-deductible donations in the U.S. and Canada. To donate, see below.
This is summary of most grassroots funding to principal partner organizations and individuals. Rights Action disperses funds and grants to other partner groups as well in other countries.
The murder of the environmental activist and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras in March came as a shock.
Audio recorded by Warwick Fry (Latin Radical), June 9, 2016, in the office of OFRANEH in Sambo Creek, during a Rights Action / Mir Peace Centre delegation to Honduras, June 4-12, 2016. Translation to english by Grahame Russell of Rights Action.
All respect for the tireless and courageous Guatemalan victims’ groups, human rights organizations and lawyers and activists. As these precedent-setting trials continue against a few of the “intellectual authors” of the genocides and war crimes in Guatemala
[... but no end to economic, political, military relations with regime!]
On July 6, 2016, the body of Lesbia Janeth Urquía Urquía was found stabbed to death, dumped at a place called “Mata Mulas” (Kills Mules) by the Marcala municipal dump, in the western department of la Paz. Lesbia was at the forefront of a community struggle to oppose the illegal imposition of a privatized hydro-electric dam project along the Chinacla river in Marcalas, La Paz.