A summary of many of the grassroots organizations and individuals, and their projects and struggles, that Rights Action has supported this year with your funds.
For the first time, a Canadian mining company will appear in a Canadian court for actions committed overseas. Hudbay Minerals Inc. will be standing trial for murder, rapes and attacks committed against Indigenous Guatemalans by security personnel working for Hudbay’s subsidiary, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN).
Letter to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank
Screening Dates Announced. Defensora documents the historic and on-going land and community defense struggles of Mayan Q’eqchi communities in eastern Guatemala, and their struggle for justice and remedy in Canadian courts against the nickel mining company Hudbay Minerals.
It should not understood as a ‘crisis’ that this crime of baby-kidnapping continues to occur on a widespread basis in Guatemala. This is what impunity and a fundamental lack of democracy look like. Powerful economic interests – national and international – act with impunity and can easily get away with crimes and human rights violations in Guatemala. It is the nature of how this unjust country operates.