Dam Threatened Communities
Criminalization continues against leaders of COPINH and Lenca indigenous communities as they defend their natural resources and way of life
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.
5,000 Villagers Take Control of Military Base After Hydroelectric Dam Opponent Was Shot Dead
Rights Action's response to a recent article: "Goldcorp looks to export relationship model in addition to gold from Eléonore project", by Alex Létourneau of Kitco News, published by Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kitconews/2012/03/19/goldcorp-looks-to-export-relationship-model-in-addition-to-gold-from-eleonore-project/
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).