Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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
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.
The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh), along with most of the population, is in shock in the face of the enormous human tragedy in Comayagua Prison which was built for 250 inmates, but holding 850 in 10 cell blocks on the night of the catastrophe.
On January 5, 2012, just days before the January 14 inauguration of former general Otto Perez Molina as President of Guatemala, a Guatemalan court in a highly irregular procedure dismissed charges against Perez Molina for the 1992 forced disappearance, illegal detention, prolonged torture and presumed extrajudicial execution of Efrain Bamaca.
JUSTICE & REPARATIONS NOW, 30 YEARS DELAYED, FOR MAYAN-ACHI VICTIMS OF THE CHIXOY DAM PROJECT IN GUATEMALA
Ilse Velasquez, a 59-year old teacher, was hit and killed by a police tear-gas canister, March 18, 2011, during a peaceful protest in Tegucigalpa. Photo provided by: FNRP-Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular