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.
Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world, according to the United Nations, and its government has long been plagued by allegations of corruption and human rights abuses.
NO JUSTICE OR REMEDY IN SIGHT: With complete impunity from legal or political accountability, Goldcorp denies, denies, denies. This is how the unjust global economic-political order works. La Lucha Sigue / The Struggle continues.
Another story about Canadian/ American gold miners, pension fund investments, drug cartels, predictable repression, health and environmental harms against local populations, and about impunity in Mexico and North America for the mining industry. This is how the unjust global economic, political order works
Rights Action forwards this petition [please consider signing on] to help stop the so-called "lawsuit" by Pacific Rim Mining against the government of El Salvador, using the World Bank as the arbiter. (Having the World Bank as the arbiter, is like having foxes in the hen-house to care for chickens.)
Letter to the CBC Radio's "The Current"