On September 11, 2011 the general elections in Guatemala, which determine mayors, congress members and the president, played out as most recent elections have, with normal violence, denouncements of widespread fraud, and destruction of ballots; the culmination of a political campaign in which at least 35 were killed. Two presidential candidates go to the run off on in November, the expected winner Otto Perez Molina, Implicated in war crimes of the past (including genocide), of the Partido Patriota [PP] against Manuel Baldizon of the Libertad Democratic Renovada [LIDER].
Attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed papers for a human rights case against Honduran coup leader Roberto Micheletti Baín, emphasizing that the case is one of the few opportunities for accountability for the wave human rights abuses committed during and in the aftermath of the coup. Total Impunity in Honduras Underscores Need for U.S. Court to Hear this Case
Article - "WIKILEAKS HONDURAS: U.S. LINKED TO BRUTAL BUSINESSMAN" by Dana Frank - that sets out U.S. Links to Wealthy Land-owner Miguel Facusse, Bio-fuels Production, Military and Para-military repression, Links to Narco-trafficking
"Friends and Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well. On this occasion I share a photo essay documenting the resistance that continues in San Miguel Ixtahuacán against Goldcorp's Marlin Mine". James Rodriguez.
Open Letter to President Obama. CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND RIGHTS ACTION URGE U.S. TO APOLOGIZE FOR INVOLVEMENT IN 1954 GUATEMALAN COUP AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
A New York Times article, where the government of Guatemala has publicly apologized to the family of former president Jacobo Arbenz for the 1954 U.S.-backed military coup that ousted him and his government.
Heavy rains pounded Central America on Tuesday, where more than 80 people have died in mudslides and flooding over the past week as swollen rivers destroyed bridges and submerged roads.
"OCCUPY THE PENTAGON" Close the "School of the Americas" On November 18-20, 2011, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Tracy Chapman and her song "talking about a revolution" . PLEASE GET INFORMED; GET INVOLVED YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW ARE GOOD DAYS TO "OCCUPY WALL STREET"
Call on Canada to show that no one is above the law. Join Amnesty International members at the peaceful rally in Surrey during the George W. Bush visit on Thursday, October 20.