The FAFG (Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology) has made a positive identification of 7 individuals exhumed (dug up) from clandestine cemeteries (mass graves) on the Guatemalan Military’s Coban Base. To date, over 500 individuals – all victims of repression and genocide in the 1970s and 80s - have been exhumed from the Coban military base.
This photo-essay is yet another presentation of images demonstrating the reality of health problems experienced by people living in the Siria Valley, Honduras.
In Manitoba, a Hudbay Minerals mining operation is being challenged by First Nations. In Guatemala, Mayan Qeqchi people await decision from Canadian court concerning their civil suits filed against Hudbay Minerals in Toronto court.
74-day blockade and protest against Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam in Rio Blanco continues.
The Guatemalan government, headed by President and former General Otto Perez Molina, sent the military to ‘protect’ the “El Escobal” mine owned by Tahoe Resources (Canadian/ American company) and 40% owned by the Canadian mining giant Goldcorp Inc.