Articles / Interviews / Videos

Links to articles, interviews, films and video reports addressing community, environmental, human rights defense work that Rights Action is supporting & involved with in Guatemala & Honduras.

Two main aspects of Rights Action’s work

  • We send funds to indigenous and non-indigenous community groups in Guatemala and Honduras involved in these, and other environment, community and human rights defense struggles;
  • We support education and activism work in the U.S. and Canada focusing on how our governments, companies and investors, and global institutions we control (ex: World Bank) contribute to and benefit from the environmental degradation, repression and human rights violations our partner groups are suffering from and resisting.

RIGHTS ACTION NEWSLETTERS

VARIOUS

15,000 more Central Americans fleeing violence, destitution and fear in Honduras and Guatemala

Whose corrupt, repressive governments are “democratic allies” of the U.S. and Canada in illegal efforts to overthrow government of Venezuela

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/15000-more-central-americans-fleeing-violence-destitution-and-fear-in-honduras-and-guatemala

Say no to U.S. & Canadian-led ‘Lima group’, plotting further illegal actions to force government change in Venezuela

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/say-no-to-us-canadian-led-lima-group-meeting-in-ottawa-canada

Will the U.S. pay reparations to survivors of 1000s of victims of the 1989 “operation just (be)cause” invasion of Panama?

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/will-the-us-pay-reparations-to-survivors-of-1000s-of-victims-of-1989-operation-bejust-cause-invasion-of-panama 

 

ARTICLES – HONDURAS

Berta Caceres: Who She Is & What She Lived For

By Grahame Russell, March 2, 2019, La Esperanza, Honduras

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/berta-caceres-who-she-is-what-she-lived-for-gs5w96qicv

March 2, 2019 marks the 3rd anniversary of the assassination of Berta Caceres and the attempted killing of Mexican human rights activist Gustavo Castro, shot and left for dead that same night.

Is Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal victim of a Canada-U.S.-Honduras backroom deal?

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/is-honduran-political-prisoner-edwin-espinal-victim-of-a-canada-us-honduras-backroom-deal

Is Edwin Espinal, husband of Canadian human rights expert Karen Spring, stuck in a Honduran military jail in exchange for Honduran support of the U.S. and Canada coup attempt in Venezuela?

Day #410: Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/day-410-honduran-political-prisoner-edwin-espinal

Update by Janet Spring, Edwin Espinal’s mother-in-law, as Canadian gov’t remains cozy to repressive Honduran regime.

Brother of Honduran President arrested on organized crime drug trafficking charges

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/brother-of-honduran-president-arrested-on-organized-crime-drug-trafficking-charges

No to Aura Minerals Destruction of Azacualpa Cemetery

Rights Action, September 2, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/no-to-aura-minerals-destruction-of-azacualpa-cemetery

“We are tired, beaten down, hungry and cold, but we will continue to fight until the end, and if I die, I want to be buried in the cemetery.” (Don Manuelito Rodriguez)

Irregularities in Berta Caceres assassination trial in Honduras

GHRC report, July 26, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/berta-caceres-assassination-trial-in-honduras-to-begin

“There are well founded concerns that the Honduran state prosecutor is withholding evidence that could incriminate intellectual authors …”

Floresmira Lopez & the dead v. Aura Minerals & the Honduran regime

Rights Action, April 16, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/holding-a-club-in-my-hand-i-prevented-aura-minerals-from-depositing-my-fathers-remains-in-another-tomb

“Holding a club in my hand, I prevented [Aura Minerals] from depositing my father’s remains in another tomb.”

Goldcorp’s “Valley of Despair” in Honduras: Another Canadian mining legacy story from around the world

Contracorriente article, April 2018 (& Rights Action letter)

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/goldcorps-valley-of-despair-in-honduras

89 bodies dug up by Aura Minerals, Canadian company in Honduras, to get at more gold

By Rights Action, February 14, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/89-bodies-dug-up-by-aura-minerals-canadian-company

Electoral fraud, repression and killings in Honduras, but don’t write letters of protest to the regime

Dec.12, 2017, by Grahame Russell

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/electoral-fraud-repression-and-killings-by-honduran-government-but-dont-write-letters-of-protest-to-the-regime

Canadian tourism operators use corrupt legal system in Honduras to ‘criminalize’ Miriam Miranda and other Garifuna people

By Georgio Trucchi, Sept., 2017

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/canadian-tourism-operators-use-corrupt-legal-system-in-honduras-to-criminalize-miriam-miranda-and-other-garifuna-people

Canadian Businessman Patrick Forseth (Carivida Villas company) Files Criminal Charges Against Miriam Miranda (OFRANEH) and other Indigenous Garifuna Leaders

6 August 2017, by Dina Meza

http://www.pasosdeanimalgrande.com/index.php/en/amenazas-a-la-libertad-de-expresion/item/1841-miriam-miranda-dirigenta-de-ofraneh-y-tres-defensoras-garifunas-mas-son-querelladas-por-empresario-canadiense

Canadian tourism investors criminalizing Garifuna people on their own lands

May 19, 2017, by Karen Spring

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/indigenous-garifuna-community-defender-illegally-detained-in-hondurascanadian-tourism-investors-criminalizing-garifuna-people-on-their-own-lands

Canada Is Not Honduras’ Friend: Coups, Repression and Profits

RadioFree Winnipeg interview (November 5, 2016) with Grahame Russell

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Canada-Is-Not-Honduras-Friend-Coups-Repression-and-Profits-20161105-0013.html

The U.S. and Canada Have Blood on Their Hands in Honduras

October 22, 2016, by Grahame Russell

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/The-US-and-Canada-Have-Blood-on-Their-Hands-in-Honduras-20161022-0010.html

Interview with Gustavo Castro, Survivor of Berta Caceres Assassination

September 2, 2016, El Diario (Spain)

http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ea011209a243050dfb66dff59&id=dad4f59771

 

ARTICLES – GUATEMALA

“Reading of the Names: Calling Forth of Massacred Loved Ones in Rio Negro” ~ as war criminals could soon walk free in Guatemala

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/reading-of-the-names-calling-forth-of-massacred-loved-ones-in-rio-negro

March 13, 2019, marks the 37th anniversary of one of the four large-scale Chixoy dam/Rio Negro massacres carried out in 1982 in support of the World Bank (WB) & Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Chixoy hydro-electric dam investment project.

Payments of more than $100,000 (U.S.) to Guatemalan military and police leading up to destruction of Maya Q’eqchi’ village of Lote 8, when 11 women were gang-raped

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/payments-of-more-than-100000-us-to-guatemalan-military-and-police

“Skye Resources’ [bought by Hudbay Minerals] subsidiary paid more than $100,000 (U.S.) to go-betweens, who channeled the money to police and the Guatemalan military to forcibly evict Mayan Q’eqchi’ people from their villages”. (Globe & Mail, Report on Business, March 2019)

In Guatemala, are justice & the rule of law victims of a U.S.-Canada-Guatemala backroom deal?

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/in-guatemala-are-justice-the-rule-of-law-victims-of-a-us-canada-guatemala-backroom-deal

“The proposed [Amnesty Law] would terminate all ongoing proceedings against grave crimes committed during the country’s civil war, free all military officials … already convicted for these grave crimes, and bar all future investigations into such crimes.”

Pan American Silver & Tahoe Resources try to operate violent, harmful mine in Guatemala, adding fuel to fire that forces 10s of 1000s of people to flee into exile, every year

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/pan-american-silver-tahoe-resources-try-to-operate-violent-harmful-mine-in-guatemala

Is justice possible in Canada or Guatemala for Hudbay Minerals mining repression in Guatemala?

By Grahame Russell, October 29, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/is-justice-possible-in-canada-or-guatemala-for-hudbay-minerals-mining-repression-in-guatemala

Criminal investigation into Judge Ana Leticia Pena Ayala who acquitted Mynor Padilla, Hudbay Mineral’s former head of security, in mining-related murder and assault trial

September 21, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/criminal-investigation-into-judge-who-acquitted-mynor-padilla

“Questions linger about why the Judge acted as she did, and if acts of collusion occurred, which were by all counts illegal.”

How Guatemala is sliding into chaos in the fight for land and water: The global economy operating normally in Guatemala

By John Vidal, The Guardian, 19 Aug 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/killings-and-exploitation-corruption-and-impunity

Hudbay Minerals corporate documents reveal extensive knowledge about and enabling of repression and corruption in Guatemala

By Grahame Russell, July 19, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/hudbay-minerals-corporate-documents-reveal

Faces and places resisting State and corporate violence, corruption and impunity in Guatemala

Photos-text by Grahame Russell (and Catherine Nolin), June 17, 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/faces-and-places-resisting-state-and-corporate-violence-corruption-and-impunity-in-guatemala

Nephew of plaintiff in Hudbay Minerals lawsuits beaten to death in Guatemala

By Heather Gies, Mongabay.com, April 2018

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/nephew-of-plaintiff-in-hudbay-minerals-lawsuits-beaten-to-death-in-guatemala

‘If we’re attacked, we’ll die together’

Los Angeles Times, December 2017

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/if-were-attacked-well-die-together-topacio-reynoso

Portrait of Topacio Reynoso, a Guatemalan activist assassinated while denouncing and resisting harms to her community and the environment, and human rights violations and repression by Tahoe Resources.

Strength and peace in the sacred fire: Commemoration of killing of Adolfo Ich

By Grahame Russell, September 27, 2017

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/strength-and-peace-in-the-sacred-fire

Maya Q’eqchi’ Demand Justice For Fisherman Killed During Mining Protest In Guatemala

By Sandra Cuffe, July 11, 2017

https://intercontinentalcry.org/maya-qeqchi-demand-justice-fisherman-killed-police-crackdown-mining-protest-guatemala/

“It sounded like Christmas day fireworks going off … and we knew the Army had killed them all”: Commemoration of 1982 “Los Encuentros” massacre

May 14, 2017, by Grahame Russell

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/it-sounded-like-christmas-day-fireworks-going-off-and-we-knew-the-army-had-killed-them-all

1954 CIA Coup in Guatemala Effects Still Being Felt Today

June 27, 2016, by Grahame Russell

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/1954-CIA-Coup-in-Guatemala-Effects-Still-Being-Felt-Today-20160626-0026.html

U.S. Should Legalize Mexican and Central American Migrants Now

January 2, 2016, by Grahame Russell

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/US-Should-Legalize-Mexican-and-Central-American-Migrants-Now-20160102-0016.html

Famine and Hunger in Guatemala: The Pathological Interdependence of Feast and Famine in the Global ‘Free Trade’ Order

by Grahame Russell

http://theviolenceofdevelopment.com/famine-and-hunger-devastate-guatemala-again-the-pathological-interdependence-of-feast-and-famine-in-the-global-free-trade-economic-order/

Jesús Tecú Osorio, The Río Negro Massacres, translated into English and published by Rights Action, 2003. Accessed at: http://www.pbs.org/pov/discoveringdominga/special_witnessjt.php

Book: Chixoy dam, displacement and development: Perspectives from Río Negro, Guatemala

By Nate Einbinder. Preface by Catherine Nolin; Epilogue by Grahame Russell

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/new-book-chixoy-dam-displacement-and-development-perspectives-from-ro-negro-guatemala-by-nathan-einbinder-springer-briefs

 

FILM / VIDEO / RADIO – GUATEMALA

CBC documentary “In search of a perfect world”: Meet Guatemalans Angelica Choc & German Chub, their lawyer Murray Klippenstein, & Grahame Russell, taking Hudbay Minerals to court

https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/cbc-documentary-meet-guatemalans-angelica-choc-german-chub

 María Choc released on bail, will face trial, vows to keep fighting

January 2018, 3 minute film by Lazar Konforti

Maya-Q’eqchi’ activist María Magdalena Cuc Choc released on bail, but will face trial on trumped up charges linked to her indigenous land and territory defense activism.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85nQTIPOU4M

Hudbay Minerals lawsuits

November 25, 2017, The Drop video

Interviews with Cory Wanless and Grahame Russell

View: https://www.facebook.com/thedropvideo/videos/370077746779053/

Hudbay Minerals on Trial: Impunity Reigns

This 4 minute film (2017, by Lazar Konforti) reports how on April 6, 2017, Mynor Padilla –ex Hudbay Minerals head of security– was found “not guilty” by Judge Ana Leticia Pena Ayala of killing Adolfo Ich and shooting-paralyzing German Chub Choc.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xch_LMzfl7Q&feature=youtu.be

Choc vs. Hudbay

5 minute film by James Rodriguez; interview with Angelica Choc during the annual commemoration of the life of her husband, Adolfo Ich, assassinated September 27, 2009, by Mynor Padilla and security guards working for Hudbay Minerals and its subsidiary CGN (Guatemalan Niquel Company).

View: https://vimeo.com/191327705

Mynor Padilla Trial: Racial Discrimination / Caso Mynor Padilla: Discriminacion Racial

4 minute film (2016, by Lazar Konforti) on unsuccessful efforts to have allegedly corrupted Judge Ana Leticia Pena Ayala recused from Mynor Padilla trial. Angelica Choc addresses the court, as Mynor Padilla and his team of lawyers (allegedly paid for by Hudbay Minerals) look on; Includes a song written and sung by Adolfo Ich, Angelica’s husband, killed by Mynor Padilla and his security guards on September 27, 2009, when they worked for Hudbay Minerals/CGN.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_nLF-bke1k&feature=youtu.be

Reportaje sobre la discriminación racial del juicio presidido por la jueza Ana Leticia Pena Ayala. Angelica Choc –viuda de Adolfo Ich, y lideresa Q’eqchi’ de El Estor, habla; incluye una canción escrita y cantada por Adolfo Ich.

Ver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_nLF-bke1k&feature=youtu.be

Hudbay on trial for murder in Guatemala / Hudbay enjuiciada por homicidio en Guatemala (2015)

4 minute report (2015, by Lazar Konforti): Mynor Padilla, Hudbay Minerals’ former chief of security at their mine in Guatemala (which they sold in 2011 to Switzerland company Solway Investment Group), is on trial for murdering community leader Adolfo Ich during an attack by Hudbay’s security personnel against community members in 2009. Angélica Choc, Ich’s widow, fears for her safety as she has to confront her husband’s murderer in court.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke-mmuPHqFY

Mynor Padilla, antiguo jefe de seguridad de la CGN (Compañia Guatemalteca de Niquel), entonces subsidiaria de la canadiense Hudbay Minerals, está acusado del asesinato de Adolfo Ich Chamán, maestro y líder comunitario, en 2009. Angélica Choc, la viuda de Adolfo, todavía teme por su seguridad.

Ver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke-mmuPHqFY

Hudbay Mineral’s Hoax

51 minute film (2015, by John Dougherty) documents harmful operations of Hudbay Minerals in Guatemala, Peru and Canada, and plans to construct the “Rosemont” copper mine in Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7aacPtEI8s

Fraude de Hudbay Minerals (2015)

Documental de 45 minutos (por John Dougherty) sobre las operaciones de HudBay Minerals en Canada, Guatemala, Peru y los Estados Unidos.

Ver: https://youtu.be/1BF06KsgMsc

How Can Angelica Choc and German Chub Get Justice?

3 minute report (2016, by Steven Schnoor) documents how the Judge in the Adolfo Ich murder trial, ordered – May 2016 – a “security protection detail” for Mynor Padilla, ex head of security for Hudbay Minerals (and former lieutenant colonel in the Guatemalan Army), on trial for murder and the shooting-paralyzing of German Chub in September 2009.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlIt5geTIJc&feature=youtu.be

They Cut Me In Half: Fundraiser for German Chub Choc

5 minute film (2014, by Lazar Konforti) documents life of German Chub, a young Maya-Q’eqchi’ father left paralyzed after being shot by Mynor Padilla, head of security for Hudbay Minerals in Guatemala.  One lung was permanently damaged; the bullet remains lodged next to his spinal column.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXElOwBUn0E

Defending Q’eqchi’ Territory from Mining: Fundraiser to rebuild Lote Ocho

5 minute film (2014, by Lazar Konforti) documents how private security forces employed by Hudbay Minerals, along with Guatemalan police and soldiers, destroyed the Maya-Q’eqchi’ community of Lote Ocho, burning 100 homes to the ground, destroying personal property and food, and gang-raping 11 women villagers.  Community members are rebuilding homes and community.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuuJSIztTK8&feature=youtu.be

Defensora (2013)

An award-winning 40 minute film (by Rachel Schmidt, 2013) documenting Maya Q’eqchi’ peoples’ struggle in Guatemala to reclaim ancestral lands and to seek justice in Canadian and Guatemalan courts for murder, shootings and rapes committed by police, soldiers and private security guards working for Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals and its Guatemalan subsidiary CGN.

View: https://vimeo.com/75725049

Documental de 40 minutos hecho en 2013 sobre la lucha del pueblo Maya Q’eqchi’ en defensa de sus territorios ancestrales, y por la justicia en contra de la CGN (Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel) y Hudbay Minerals, en los tribunales Canadienses y Guatemaltecos, por la represión sufrida, incluyendo las violaciones de 11 mujeres de Lote 8, la muerte de Adolfo Ich y al ataque en contra de German Chub.

Ver: https://vimeo.com/83654243

Two Struggles For Justice: Sexual Violence Against Mayan Q’eqchi’ Women In Guatemala

By ECAP (Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Accion Psico-Social), documenting two struggles for justice by Mayan Q’eqchi’ women: Sepur Zarco and Lote Ocho.

Ver (español): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4aOOSnJ4qo

View (q’eqchí-inglés): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEoFrsAyvf8

Precedent Setting Hudbay Minerals Lawsuits In Canada

The Real News interview (October 13, 2013) with Grahame Russell

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&itemid=74&jumival=10902

Extreme Clergy – Guat/ Estor/ Mining / Dan Vogt (2007)

View part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgIZqaiCaGc
View part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dIbG-mg9HE

El Estor Evictions

By Steven Schnoor, this 10 minute film (2007) documents illegal, forced evictions of Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities in Guatemala on behalf of Skye Resources/Hudbay Minerals.

View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q20yxkm-cgi

Testimony of Rosa Elbira: Gang-rapes at Canadian mine in Guatemala

In 2007, private security forces employed by Canadian company Skye Resources (later owned by Hudbay Minerals), along with Guatemalan police and soldiers, violently evicted the Q’eqchi’ community of Lote Ocho, burning 100 homes to the ground, destroying all personal property and food stuffs, and gang-raping 11 women villagers.  Rosa Elvira is one of the women.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSGuDk4cnz4

U.S. Is Co-Responsible For Genocides In Guatemala

Interview (October 28, 2013) with Grahame Russell outside court house where former U.S.-trained and backed general Efrain Rios Montt was on trial for genocide.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-X3OMEZouU&feature=youtu.be

Genocide Trial in Guatemala

Warwick Fry interviews Grahame Russell (June 3, 2013) for trial of former U.S. trained and supported general Efrain Rios Montt, found guilty of war crimes, including genocide.

Listen: http://vensol.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/former-president-on-war-crimes-charges.html

Chixoy Dam: No Reparations, No Justice, No Peace

By Lazar Konforti, this 15 minute film (2013) summarizes how, at the height of the genocides in Guatemala, the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank invested close to $1 billion in the Chixoy hydroelectric dam project.  Thirty-two Mayan communities were forcibly displaced; hundreds of Rio Negro villagers were massacred.

View: http://vimeo.com/50015125

Poverty In Pacux (2013)

By Rachel Schmidt, this 3 minute report documents how -over 34 years later- Mayan Achi survivors of the Chixoy Dam / Rio Negro massacres live in endemic poverty, discrimination and trauma in “Pacux”, a former military concentration camp, now cramped refugee community, still fighting for justice and full reparations.

View: https://vimeo.com/52439128

Gold Fever (2013)

This award-winning film by Northland Films documents how Canadian mining giant Goldcorp Inc. continues to mine relentlessly in Guatemala, despite 12 years of repression, human rights violations, environmental destruction, and endemic corruption and impunity.  Gold Fever takes the viewer into the homes and communities of courageous Mayan Mam people resisting harms and violations, struggling for justice and a different “development” model.

View trailer: http://www.goldfevermovie.com/

 

FILM / VIDEO / RADIO – HONDURAS

Story Behind the Story: What Aura Minerals didn’t want us to see in Azacualpa

4 minute film by Maggie Padlewska (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1uY6E6zs7Q

Assassination of Berta Caceres: repression, impunity, corruption & profitable businesses in Honduras

Wide Angle interview (April 4, 2017, 26 minutes) with Grahame Russell about assassination of Berta Caceres; the U.S. and Canadian backed 2009 military coup; U.S. and Canadian business interests with the post-military coup regimes; why so many Hondurans flee to the U.S., year after year.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVMsJyMIlRw&t=83s&list=PLztbi9KA9roUoj_SKm_cehOB_LWo9uTFW&index=25

Lands To Die For: The Garifuna Struggle In Honduras (December 20, 2016)

CCTV Americas 35 minute film about violent and corrupt challenges facing the Garifuna people, lead by the OFRANEH organization, in the context of the violence and repression, impunity and corruption that characterize the Honduran military, economic and political elites and their international partners.

View: http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/12/20/lands-to-die-for-the-garifuna-struggle-in-honduras

Honduras: Blood and the Water (September 2016)

AlJazeera Faultlines 25 minute report on assassination of Indigenous, anti-imperialist, feminist, environmental activist Berta Caceres.

View: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/faultlines/2016/09/honduras-blood-water-160920064355648.html

Berta Vive (2016)

On March 2016, the assasination of Berta Cáceres shook the world. Gustavo Castro, Mexican environmental activist witnessed the crime and survived the horror of that night but was then trapped in Honduras. The defense against the construction of a dam at the Gualcarque River is the preface to this story. We follow Miriam Miranda, leader of the Garífuna people as well as a friend and comrade of Berta. Both women share the struggle for decolonization in a country that is being sold to transnational capital and where death is delivered in so many different ways.

View: https://vimeo.com/229310580

Conversation with Miriam Miranda of OFRANEH about Garífuna people in Honduras

By Warwick Fry, June 9, 2016

Listen: http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ea011209a243050dfb66dff59&id=c7aadc14f1

Canadian Porn King on Trial for Tourism Projects in Honduras

8 minute report by Lazar Konforti (Nov.13, 2015), documents how Randy Jorgensen, the ‘porn king’, appeared in court on charges of illegally appropriating ancestral Garifuna lands.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWqoB5GTfm8

El ‘Rey del Porno’ enjuiciado por usurpación de tierras Garífunas en Honduras

El inversionista Canadiense Randy Jorgensen, alias ‘El Rey del Porno’, compareció ante el Juzgado de Letras en Trujillo, Honduras (Nov. 2015) para contestar a cargos de transacciones ilegales y usurpación de tierras ancestrales Garífuna. La corte adoptó un ‘sobreseimiento provisional’, lo que significa que hay que buscar más pruebas antes de pasar a un juicio pleno, pero las comunidades Garífunas afectadas sospechan corrupción judicial y dicen que van a apelar le decisión. Jorgensen todavía corre el riesgo de perder todas sus inversiones.

Ver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN9ruYKjfuI

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold: A Story Of Exploitation and Resistance

By Steven Schnoor, this 10 minute trailer (2008, of the hour-long documentary, “All That Glitters Isn’t Gold – A Story of Exploitation and Resistance”) documents health harms and other violations people have suffered, residing near Goldcorp Inc’s open-pit/ mountain-top removal, cyanide-leaching gold mine in Honduras’ Siria Valley.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tmqXc5rX8s

No todo lo que brilla es oro

Hecho por Steven Schnoor (2008).  El Valle de Siria en Honduras fue hogar de la mina a cielo abierto más grande del país. La mina de oro y plata, que se llama “San Martin,” es propiedad de la compañia canadiense Goldcorp y ha dejado enormes daños en las comunidades cercanas desde que ella comenzó a operar en el año 2000. Miembros de las comunidades discuten las graves daños que ellos han sufrido desde que ésta comenzó a operar — desde problemas de salud hasta la falta de agua, disputando aserciones de Goldcorp que la mina San Martin ha sido un modelo de desarrollo que no ha causado ningun efecto adverso.

Ver: https://youtu.be/fS0_N3DS4YA

Real Costs of Gold Mining: Goldcorp in Honduras

In this 9-minute film (2008), villagers from the Siria Valley, Honduras, speak about health harms caused by Goldcorp’s “San Martin” mountain-top removal, cyanide-leaching gold mine.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TxLAzy3YT8

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