Mega development destruction
This photo-essay is yet another presentation of images demonstrating the reality of health problems experienced by people living in the Siria Valley, Honduras.
In Manitoba, a Hudbay Minerals mining operation is being challenged by First Nations. In Guatemala, Mayan Qeqchi people await decision from Canadian court concerning their civil suits filed against Hudbay Minerals in Toronto court.
74-day blockade and protest against Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam in Rio Blanco continues.
The Guatemalan government, headed by President and former General Otto Perez Molina, sent the military to ‘protect’ the “El Escobal” mine owned by Tahoe Resources (Canadian/ American company) and 40% owned by the Canadian mining giant Goldcorp Inc.
A comprehensive article, by Annie Bird, about the intersection between “development” projects funded by the World Bank, and repression carried out by U.S.-supported regimes - and directly by U.S. military involvement - in Guatemala and Honduras.