News Update

Sun, 2014-07-27

La mayor mina de níquel de América Central reinició sus operaciones con violentos enfrentamientos entre indígenas y fuerzas de seguridad, disputas por la propiedad de la tierra, y demandas judiciales por asaltos sexuales grupales y asesinato.  Inaugurada recientemente por el presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez, quien la llamó la mayor inversión en la historia del país, la mina Fénix ha estado cerrada durante treinta años.

Fri, 2014-07-25

Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

Tue, 2014-07-22

On July 22, 2014, there will be a hearing in Puerto Barrios to decide if Mynor Padilla, former head of security for Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel), can be released from jail, pending his trial for murder and the shooting/ wounding of at least 7 other people.

Fri, 2014-07-18

"What we're seeing in Guatemala is ... the way things have been there for a long time. If you are a civilian, there is one underlying reality: men with guns who do what they want and take what they want. Your options are to buy your own security and gunmen; to join a gang yourself; or to leave."

Fri, 2014-07-18

Please read this short, powerful commentary on "the depths of hell in Honduras" by OFRANEH, a group that Rights Action has supported and respected since 1998.

Thu, 2014-07-17

Divest Now From Goldcorp and Tahoe Resources! Petitions to: Public Sector Pension; Canada Pension Plan; Ontario Teachers Pension Plan; Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement.

Thu, 2014-07-17

Rights Action can pretty much guarantee that the "Canada-Honduras free trade agreement" will benefit Canadian corporations and investors and contribute to more exploitation and poverty, violence and repression, impunity and corruption in Honduras, ... that many more people will have to flee.

Action Report

This delegation aims to continue the spirit of international solidarity between Honduras and the United States, and in this case with several Salvadorans that will be on the delegation as well. This triangular model of solidarity allows us all to learn from each other and support each other in the struggle against injustice in Honduras.

Urgent Action

Letter to Worl Bank, insisting on no more World Bank loans to Guatemala, at least until the Government of Guatemala ensures complete implementation of the Chixoy Dam Reparations Plan as set out in the 2010 agreement.

Video

Este documental, de Frauke Sandig y Enrico Black, acompaña a seis jóvenes maya en su vida cotidiana, sus ceremonias y su resistencia frente a los peligros que acechan a su cultura y su entorno. Narra sus historias que no sólo son personales y entrañables, sino que constantemente se sumergen en temas universales.

Documents

Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.