Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.
Letter to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, responding to a denigrating letter from the World Bank and no response from the Inter-American Development Bank to the on-going demands for justice and reparations
Report by Dr. Juan Almendares, translated for Rights Action by Rosalind Gill, about health and environmental harms caused by Goldcorp in Honduras' Siria Valley.
Otto Perez Molina, a former general who was in charge of the Nebaj, Quiche military base during Guatemala's genocide from mid-1982 to mid-1983, has won the presidency.
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.
"Friends and Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well. On this occasion I share a photo essay documenting the resistance that continues in San Miguel Ixtahuacán against Goldcorp's Marlin Mine". James Rodriguez.