News Update

Fri, 2015-08-28
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Public Letter; please write your own letter to your own Member of Parliament, the mining companies, pension funds, … and re-post and re-send this letter.

Fri, 2015-08-28
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Links to series of teleSUR articles examining the protest situations in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and the potential for real democratic resurgence in Central America.

Fri, 2015-08-28
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The NYT editorial board’s August 26, 2015 commentary about “Guatemala’s Embattled President” is basically true as written.  What they left out is mention of the fact that the corruption and impunity of Guatemala are also American corruption and impunity (and Canadian, for that matter, though to a lesser degree).

Tue, 2015-08-25
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Democracy Now coverage (August 24, 2015): “In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder”.

Mon, 2015-08-24
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“Guatemala’s President Faces Impeachment Over Alleged Links to Corruption Case”, by Jeff Abbott

Thu, 2015-08-20
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Rights Action shares this letter, and encourages folks to:  Send your own letters to Rugby Canada;  Share this letter with family and friends;  Re-post and re-distribute it.

Wed, 2015-08-19
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The Beehive Collective is excited to announce a Cross-Canada tour "Art of Resistance" this fall!  The Bees will hit the road and combine storytelling workshops of their newest graphic MesoAmérica Resiste!

Tue, 2015-08-18
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“The Economist, in its report “Protests in Honduras and Guatemala”, ignores that those regimes remain in power due to their economic, military and political relations with United States and Canada.  It is not possible for American and Canadian governments, corporations and investors “to do business in Honduras and Guatemala” and not participate in, contribute to and benefit from corruption, repression and impunity.” (Grahame Russell)

Mon, 2015-08-17
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In silence, and without permission of congressional authorities, four legislators traveled to Russia on July 28, to supposedly participate in a forum about mining. The Guatemalan Nickel Company, CGN, covered all of the expenses of the trip.

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