Dear Colleagues - I send you this updated comprehensive list of politically related assassinations in Honduras. The list also includes an incomplete list the names of disappeared and severely wounded. Special thanks to FIAN Honduras, whose reports have offered the most timely and comprehensive updates and analysis - and for the larger team of you that translates documents and urgent actions from Spanish into English.
On October 31, 2011, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) did two reports on the Canadian mining industry in general, on HudBay Minerals and serious human rights violations in Guatemala, and on the new, non-binding Corporate Social Responsability Counsellor in Canada.
Article - "WIKILEAKS HONDURAS: U.S. LINKED TO BRUTAL BUSINESSMAN" by Dana Frank - that sets out U.S. Links to Wealthy Land-owner Miguel Facusse, Bio-fuels Production, Military and Para-military repression, Links to Narco-trafficking
Representatives of campesino and human rights groups in the Aguán will be speaking in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Petitioners and experts on the region will also be speaking the following evening at an event co-hosted by the CEPR and Rights Action.
New Wikileaks cables now reveal that the US embassy in Honduras—and therefore the State Department—has known since 2004 that Miguel Facussé is a cocaine importer. US “drug war” funds and training, in other words, are being used to support a known drug trafficker’s war against campesinos.