News Update

Sun, 2015-05-17

Breaking news in Guatemala.  A new Vice-President is appointed in Guatemala to replace the ousted VP Roxana Baldetti accused of being a mastermind of the “La Linea” organized crime syndicate.

Wed, 2015-05-13

MISN and Rights Action invite you to an international forum and a protest, with representation from communities near all of Hudbay's mines.

Mon, 2015-05-11

Since the U.S. and Canadian backed military in 2009, close to 150 campesinos have been murdered and disappeared in the “Aguan” region by African palm producers.

Fri, 2015-05-08

The Guatemalan national police director has been instructed by a judge to bring Tahoe Resources founder and executive chairman Kevin McArthur to court on May 13 to testify about the criminalization of community leaders opposing the company’s Escobal silver mine.

Thu, 2015-05-07

Last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Honduras throwing out a constitutional ban on the re-election of presidents is far from an innocent opening up of democratic possibilities. Rather, the court’s decision is another step in the ongoing, methodical destruction of the rule of law and constitutional order in Honduras, which began with the 2009 military coup that deposed the country’s democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya. Article by Dana Frank

Thu, 2015-05-07

Los Angeles Times article: A Honduran Coup Comes Full Circle by Tracy Wilkinson.

Action Report

Inside you will find links to articles and reports, TV reports and doc-films addressing the work and struggles that Rights Action is funding and/or involved in. 

Urgent Action

Rights Action seeks funding for the Mayan Qeqchi [Kek-Chi] communities we have long supported and worked with in El Estor, Guatemala, on the north side of Lake Izabal.

Video

"No More Evictions" addresses the historic and on-going struggle of indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' communities against the threats of:

  • global agribusiness (sugar cane and African palm production)
  • global nickel mining industry (owned, until late 2011, by the Canadian companies INCO, Skye Resources and Hudbay Minerals)

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.