Diodora Antonia Hernandez Cinto (a Mayan-Mam campesina woman from the mountainous village of San Jose Nueva Esperanza) was shot point-blank in the head and left for dead by two local men (mine workers) who ran off into the night.
The Struggle To Hold Goldcorp Accountable
Not surprisingly, Goldcorp Inc. did not agree, at its annual general meeting in Vancouver (May 18, 2011), to a shareholder's resolution to suspend its "Marlin" mine in Guatemala, as ordered by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), an institution of the Organization of American States (OAS).
RIGORES COMMUNITY ATTACKED & BURNED (TOCOA, CORTEZ, HONDURAS)
POLICE DRAW GUNS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVER DELEGATION FROM THE US & CANADA
Almost 30 years after the massacres and genocide carried out by the U.S.-backed military regime of Guatemala against its own majority indigenous population (part of the "war on communism"), 11 years after the genocide cases were first filed in Guatemala courts, a former army general has been arrested for his role in genocide, forced disappearances and other crimes against humanity.