Article "Government Not Doing Enough On Violence Near Canadian Owned Mines: Report" By Marina Jimenez, Foreign Affairs Writer, Oct. 24, 2016
Once again the Garifuna Communities in Trujillo Bay are being harassed by foreigners who claim to own their communal lands. In this case, in the Guadalupe Community in Colon, where a group of lawyers, accompanied by members of the National Police, harassed Garifuna people on their own lands where they had initiated their own community tourism project, according to information published by OFRANEH (Garifuna and Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) on October 13, 2016.
The damage created by Hurricane Matthew as it passed over Haiti on October 4 approaches the scale of the earthquake disaster in 2010, according to reports by observers.
Two indigenous activists in Honduras have survived separate assassination attempts this week, seven months after their leader, the environmentalist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home.
If it weren’t so repressive and violent, exploitative and racist, corrupt and anti-democratic, the situation of the U.S. and Canadian-backed Honduran regime would be funny.
Angelica Choc, September 27, 2016, commemorating 7th anniversary of assassination of her husband Adolfo Ich Chaman
Funds are needed to support Berta’s family as they respond to this political crime/crisis situation and demand justice for the assassination of Berta and wounding of Mexican Gustavo Castro; and to support COPINH’s work for justice in this case, and their long-term work for territorial defense and indigenous rights, and fundamental transformation and change in Honduras.
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Rights Action recommends this 13 minute film, showing just how repressive, oppressive and desperate the situation in Honduras is, ever since the military coup in June 2009... ... and just how brave so many women are.
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.