Media Release, May 19, 2015 – Toronto
Breaking news in Guatemala. A new Vice-President is appointed in Guatemala to replace the ousted VP Roxana Baldetti accused of being a mastermind of the “La Linea” organized crime syndicate.
MISN and Rights Action invite you to an international forum and a protest, with representation from communities near all of Hudbay's mines.
Since the U.S. and Canadian backed military in 2009, close to 150 campesinos have been murdered and disappeared in the “Aguan” region by African palm producers.
The Guatemalan national police director has been instructed by a judge to bring Tahoe Resources founder and executive chairman Kevin McArthur to court on May 13 to testify about the criminalization of community leaders opposing the company’s Escobal silver mine.
Los Angeles Times article: A Honduran Coup Comes Full Circle by Tracy Wilkinson.
Last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Honduras throwing out a constitutional ban on the re-election of presidents is far from an innocent opening up of democratic possibilities. Rather, the court’s decision is another step in the ongoing, methodical destruction of the rule of law and constitutional order in Honduras, which began with the 2009 military coup that deposed the country’s democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya. Article by Dana Frank
“Since the U.S.-backed military coup in 1954 ousted the last government that could actually be called democratic, the Guatemalan State has been characterized by corruption and impunity, racism, repression and violence,” Grahame Russell told teleSUR.
The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College and Rights Action invite you to join an education-seminar trip to Honduras.
April 28, 2015, marks the anniversary of the assassination in 1987 of 27 year old Ben Linder and two Nicaraguans, Sergio Hernández and Pablo Rosales.