As precedent-setting lawsuits continue in Canada, against Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Hudbay's former subsidiary in Guatemala, Gautemalan Nickel Company), Hudbay/CGN's former security chief, Mynor Padilla, faces murder and shooting-wounding charges in April in Guatemala.
Please contact your senators and members of congress to pressure them to demand that the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank comply with the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Bill and ensure implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan.
Article: A Living History of the Maya in Guatemala City by Laura C. Mallonee
A GHRC-led petition to show support for the "La Puya" community members who, for two years, have been peacefully resisting illegal and unwanted North American mining interests.
Article by Rachel Small and Joanne Jefferson, describing how Hudbay Minerals is being challenged in Canadians courts by First Nations from Manitoba and Guatemala, for serious harms and violations Hudbay has caused in and around its mining operations.
Why so much repression and violence in Guatemala, one asks, related to mining companies, narco-trafficking, hydro-electric dam projects, African palm production for 'green' energy? Well, read this article by Aryeh Neier: "Guatemala's Shameful Repudiation of Justice"
San Francisco Chronicle article: Military Coup 'Continuism' In Honduras
Commentary from the Council of Canadians concerning Bill C-20, the "Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act." The passing of this "free trade" agreement will make worse Honduras' situation of endemic exploitation, repression, corruption and impunity.
A Washington Post article on U.S. government efforts to hold the World Bank (WB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) accountable for the massacres and forced evictions of Mayan communities caused by their Chixoy Dam project in Guatemala, implemented in the 1980s in partnership with the brutal military regimes of the day.
- Communique from Mining Watch
- On-line campaign by NISGUA ~ "Tell Tahoe Resources to pack its bags and leave Guatemala!"