"The cozy relationship between Ríos Montt and the Reagan administration needs to be dug up from the graveyards of history, much like the bodies that are still being dug up from mass graves in Guatemala." (Cyril Mychalejko)
At 4am on December 12, 2012, the Honduran congress removed four out of the five judges that comprise the Constitutional Court of the Honduran Supreme Court. Honduran legal experts call this a technical coup, a violation by the National Congress of the constitutional order, explaining that the Congress has no legal capacity to summarily dismiss judges.
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.
Two articles about the amazing "exhumation process" in Guatemala, that began in 1992! Since 1994, Rights Action has been honoured to fund and otherwise support the exhumation ofmass graves, the re-burial of loved ones, the building of commemorative monuments, and work for individual and collective justice.
Art icle “Inside the world's deadliest country: Honduras ” – provides little context as to why Honduras is now the “world’s deadliest country”, it provides a somewhat stark description of what it is like to live there, from one foreign journalist’s perspective.
As predicted after the June 28, 2009 coup in Honduras, the military-backed regime now in power is passing a new, corporate-friendly mining law that will usher in a new wave of mining exploration and extraction in what has become the 'murder capital of the world' and is the most repressive country in the Americas.
World Bank / Inter-American Development Bank funded Chixoy Dam project in Guatemala (1975-1985): 440 indigenous villagers massacred; dozens of communities forcibly evicted and otherwise harmed
A documentary by Alba sud and Rel-UITA about the land conflict in Bajo Aguán, Honduras. Duration: 30 minutes, in spanish with english sub-titles.
Please write to the President of the World Bank (with copies to your own elected politicians) to express your demand that the World Bank suspend its $30 million loan to the Dinant Corporation of Honduras, an African palm oil corporation that belongs to Miguel Facusse, one of Honduras' wealthiest persons and largest landowners, whose security forces, in collaboration with State security forces, are believed to be responsible for the murder of over 80 campesino land rights activists and their supporters in the Aguan region of northern Honduras.
- Interview with Annie Bird, co-director of Rights Action
- Link to Rights Action/CEPR report on the May 11 “Ahuas Massacre”
- Article by Lauren Carasik: “OUR MEN IN HONDURAS: Losing Control of the War on Drugs”