Concerned about the November 2013 elections in Honduras, 21 U.S. Senators Sign Letter to John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State: CALL FOR ACCOUNTABILTY IN HONDURAS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
- Urgent Action: Illegal arrest of Priest and 22 members of Honduran National Resistance Front
- Article: THE AGUA ZARCA DAM: How the World Bank and Central American Bank for Economic Integration are Profiting from the Looting of Indigenous Lenca Territory
Human rights advocates tell World Bank (WB) auditors that the WB is obligated to respect the rights of the "Panama" campesino community in Honduras, who were shot at while protesting the illegal and violent land usurpations that they are suffering at the hands of the Dinant Corporation, a WB loan recipient.
Over the past three years at minimum 89 members or associates of campesino movements have been killed in the Bajo Aguan Valley in a campaign of targeted killings.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and 57 colleagues sent a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder calling for the investigation of alleged abuses by Honduran security forces and the possible role DEA agents played in a shooting incident that led to the tragic death of four indigenous villagers on the Patuca River in northeastern Honduras.
SIGN-ON LETTER to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, concerning reparations they owe for the Rio Negro / Chixoy Dam destruction, death and illegal evictions
The Summits of the Americas began in 1994 as forums to promote free trade. In 2009 the Summit's focus shifted to demands for the inclusion of Cuba in regional political bodies and the end of the U.S. economic embargo, a debate which continued in this month's Sixth Summit in Cartagena.
Congress just reconvened in Washington. NOW is the time to contact your Representative in Congress again to ask them to sign the Schakowsky letter in support of human rights in Honduras. DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1.
A letter sent to the IACHR (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), along with a Petition concerning the illegal forced evictions, massacres and other human rights violations of 32 Mayan communities (over 3000 people) caused by the Chixoy Hydro-electric Dam, a "development" project of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with successive military regimes (1975-1985)
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