OFRANEH and the Garifuna people have won a major legal decision, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, in regards to collective ownership and their territories.
Based on a procedural technicality, an appeals court in Puerto Barrios ruled against the motion, filed by Angélica Choc, widow of Adolfo Ich, that the judge in this case (Ana Leticia Peña) has acted with racial discrimination and partiality.
FAMDEGUA and ADIVIMA, human rights/victims organizations that Rights Action supports, are part of the team that filed these “forced disappearances” war crimes charges against former military leaders of the Zone 21 (“CREOMPAZ”) military base in Alta Verapaz.
Racial Discrimination Hearing: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 2pm; Information: Grahame Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org,  3068-5922 (in Guatemala)
Recusaciòn A Jueza Por Discriminacion Racial: En El Caso Penal Contra Mynor Padilla (ex-jefe de seguridad de Hudbay Minerals/CGN) Por Asesinato y Heridos
Article by Scott Price sets out the history of Canadian nickel mining in Guatemala, from INCO (in the 1960s and 70s benefitting from the 1954 U.S.-backed military coup and then engaging in military- and police-backed repression against the Mayan Q’eqchi’ peoples) to Hudbay Minerals from 2004-2011
Investigative MEDIA releases the online version of a film about Hudbay's harmful, repressive and widely resisted mining operations in Uchucarco (Peru), Manitoba (Canada), El Estor (Guatemala) & Arizona (United States).
The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College and Rights Action invite you to join an education-seminar trip to Honduras.
KCA (Kappes, Cassiday & Associates) Must Obey The Law And Suspend All Mining In Guatemala
The inspiring news from Guatemala is that courageous work and struggle for real democracy and respect for the rule of law and human rights continue despite the fact that on Thursday (January 14) Jimmy Morales assumes the presidency as leader of the military-backed National Convergence Front (FCN).