Document Collateral Damage of a Drug War The May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the U.S. War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras By Annie Bird and Alexander Main, with research contributions from Karen Spring. On May 11 a passenger boat was moments from landing in Ahuas, La Moskitia when agents in a US government helicopter opened fire killing four people, including a child and pregnant women. After a three months of criminalizing the victims and downplaying the lead role that the US DEA played in the operation, the US government has not taken any kind of responsibility for its actions.
In the late 1990s, early 2000s, global (mainly Canadian) mining companies received mining concessions from Guatemalan governments when the most powerful politician in Guatemala was former General Rios Montt, now on house arrest for being one of the intellectual authors of Guatemala's genocide and State repression against its own population in the 1970s, 80s and early 90s.
Media Release from a Popular International Health Tribunal, that took place July 14-15, 2012, in the shadow of Goldcorp Inc's open-pit/ mountain-top removal, cyanide leaching mine, in Mayan Mam territories of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, department of San Marcos, Guatemala.
A very moving article by Lucrecia Molina about the Rio Negro/Chixoy Dam massacres Hearing that took place June 19-20, 2012, in San Jose, Costa Rica, before the IACHR (Inter-American Court on Human Rights).
We present a series of photographs documenting the reality of life in the Siria Valley, Honduras, where a serious endemic health crisis continues to unfold. The health problems were caused by open-pit mining exploitation carried out by Entremares, a subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc. of Canada, at its "San Martin" mining operation.
We send you this sad update about work we are involved with in Guatemala. Please consider donating 'humanitarian relief' funds for the needs of Yolanda Oqueli, and for the other people and communities mentioned in this article.
A statement from ADIVIMA about a legal hearing, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, concerning the 1982 Rio Negro / Chixoy Dam massacres (killing over 440 Mayan Achi people from the remote village of Rio Negro.
Dear Yoli: I have no words in my heart or mouth that could possibly express my outrage and grief over what has happened. The harm to your precious sacred person is vile and inexcusable. The intended harm to your soul, your spirit, your struggle, and the struggle of all those, who like you, are in love with the Earth
On June 13, assassins on a motorcycle shot multiple times at Yolanda Oqueli Veliz, a community leader from the municipalities of San José el Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, just out side of Guatemala City. Yolanda is in critical but stable condition in a Guatemala City Hospital, one bullet still lodged in her body. Humanitarian-emergency relief funds are needed.
Hudbay did not "create better futures for communities" in Guatemala. Rather, Hudbay left a legacy of damage, injury, death and on-going suffering in Guatemala that have not been addressed or remedied.