GOLDCORP INC. AND TAHOE RESOURCES INC. MINING INTERESTS IN GUATEMALA LINKED TO THE ILLEGAL KIDNAPPING OF FOUR INDIGENOUS LEADERS, AND THE BRUTAL ASSASSINATION OF ONE
Today several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) condemned a statement by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, IFC  which defends the record of a Honduran palm oil company, Grupo Dinant, implicated in dozens of murders as well as other human rights abuses. The IFC statement explicitly admits to supporting training for the company’s armed security guards.
As tensions build in Honduras, leading up to the November 2013 presidential elections, Rights Action has brought a group of 23 mainly North Americans to investigate the political and human rights situation.
- open letter to women of Siria Valley , by Mining Watch and Development and Peace
- article by Mary Durran, Development and Peace
- links to 3 “cover-up” articles about how Goldcorp and Honduran authorities covered up reports about health harms caused by Goldcorp’s mine
"Particularly worrying, however, is the very dramatic increase in [World Bank and IDB] lending that coincided with the highest waves of terror, which reached genocidal proportions in the late 1970s and early 1980s."