The US is advancing a regional security strategy which apparently is oriented toward the militarization of Central America and the participation of private security contractors in policing, a strategy also being promoted for Central America by the IDB (Inter American Development Bank) and former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe.
At 3,000 square miles, the Aguan River Valley in northeastern Honduras is about the same size as California's Death Valley. But despite being green and fertile, the Aguan basin is becoming famous as a "valley of death."
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
General Otto Perez Molina - Comandante Tito, as he was known in the early eighties, directing operations in the butchering fields of the [Maya] Ixil communities 3 hours north of here - is the founder of the Patriotic Party, and his sneering face on billboards, huge and small, the PP symbol of the fighting Iron Fist, their pumpkin-orange flags and banners, and frenetic pounding music are ubiquitous throughout the country, and especially in the Maya highlands, the very land where the genocide occurred.
Here you will find an update from NISGUA: Arrest Warrants Issued for Military High Command and an article by Grahame Russell: "Today the cup of justice in Guatemala is 1% full: Retired general arrested on charges of genocide & forced disappearances"
An article by Karen Spring, Rights Action
A letter from the CAW (Canadian Auto Workers) to the Canadian Prime Minister and other government officials. The letter calls on the Canadian government to help ensure that Goldcorp Inc. suspends its mining operations in Guatemala & Honduras, until it has the free, prior and informed consent of the local populations.
US MEMBERS OF CONGRESS LETTER TO GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT COLOM
CALLING FOR SUSPENSION OF GOLDCORP'S "MARLIN" MINE IN GUATEMALA
An article, by Krissy Darch, about Goldcorp Inc's 2010 "gift" to UBC (University of British Colombia).
4 Campesinos Killed, August 20th and 21st, Following on Massacre of 11 People, August 14th and 15th