On March 5, people tried to kill Maria Santos, seriously attacking her, her 12-year old son Paulo, and her husband Roque, with machetes. Maria is a vocal leader in the struggle in Rio Blanco and member of the Indigenous Council. Maria has received numerous death threats because of her vocal opposition to the Agua Zarca Dam.
The organizations signing below express our outrage for the injustice committed against Jose Isabel "Chabelo" Morales Lopez and the entire campesino movement with the verdict emitted against him by the Honduran court on February 7, 2014.
We encourage all Canadians to send this statement to your own M.P., ask them for their position on this "Free Trade" Agreement ("C-20: Canada-Honduras Economic Growth And Prosperity Act"), and let them know you will hold them to account for their position.
As precedent-setting lawsuits continue in Canada, against Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Hudbay's former subsidiary in Guatemala, Gautemalan Nickel Company), Hudbay/CGN's former security chief, Mynor Padilla, faces murder and shooting-wounding charges in April in Guatemala.
Commentary and Article from Politico Magazine
Please contact your senators and members of congress to pressure them to demand that the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank comply with the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Bill and ensure implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan.
Article: A Living History of the Maya in Guatemala City by Laura C. Mallonee
A GHRC-led petition to show support for the "La Puya" community members who, for two years, have been peacefully resisting illegal and unwanted North American mining interests.
Article by Rachel Small and Joanne Jefferson, describing how Hudbay Minerals is being challenged in Canadians courts by First Nations from Manitoba and Guatemala, for serious harms and violations Hudbay has caused in and around its mining operations.
In the town of Barra Patuca, on the north-east coast of Honduras, sixteen people boarded a passenger boat on May 10, 2012, in the late evening to travel five hours upriver. Most were asleep as they approached their destination, the village of Ahuas, when gunfire rained down on them from a US State Department helicopter. The passengers were Miskitu and Garifuna workers, farmers, children and residents returning home on the only means of transport available to them in this jungle where rivers are the only roads.