News Update

Thu, 2014-08-28

On March 31, 2012, Nahomy, Ángel and Juan Carlos - biology students from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - were killed on the property of CGN (Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel) in El Estor. At the same time that justice is being undermined in this case, there are also pending criminal and civil lawsuits against CGN and Hudbay Minerals for other murders, assaults and gang-rapes.

Wed, 2014-08-27

News reports of seriously spiking levels of hunger and even starvation due to an extended drought through much of Guatemala, and into Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Tue, 2014-08-26

U.S.- and Canadian-Backed Honduran Security Forces Threaten Human Rights Observers and Journalists from the U.S. and Canada

Mon, 2014-08-25

Since 1998, Rights Action has supported OFRANEH, the leading Garifuna rights, environmental and community development organization along Honduras' Caribbean coast. Inside, article "Garifuna People Are Risking Everything to Flee Their Ancestral Honduran Homelands" by Tim Smyth, news.vice.com.

Fri, 2014-08-22

A letter to Hudbay Minerals and CGN concerning harassment in Guatemala of German Chub related to civil lawsuits in Canada and a criminal trial in Guatemala

Tue, 2014-08-19

Article "Bad Role Models: The Embattled Arrival of Honduras' Model Cities" by Lauren Carasik, director of the International Human Rights Clinic and professor of law at the Western New England University School of Law.

Mon, 2014-08-18

"It is impossible to understand the root causes of the current wave of Central Americans arriving to the United States, and therefore the appropriate U.S. response, without acknowledging the historical relationship between the U.S. and Central America." Arturo J. Viscarra.

Action Report

This delegation aims to continue the spirit of international solidarity between Honduras and the United States, and in this case with several Salvadorans that will be on the delegation as well. This triangular model of solidarity allows us all to learn from each other and support each other in the struggle against injustice in Honduras.

Urgent Action

News reports of seriously spiking levels of hunger and even starvation due to an extended drought through much of Guatemala, and into Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Video

Este documental, de Frauke Sandig y Enrico Black, acompaña a seis jóvenes maya en su vida cotidiana, sus ceremonias y su resistencia frente a los peligros que acechan a su cultura y su entorno. Narra sus historias que no sólo son personales y entrañables, sino que constantemente se sumergen en temas universales.

Documents

Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

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.