Commentary from the Council of Canadians concerning Bill C-20, the "Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act." The passing of this "free trade" agreement will make worse Honduras' situation of endemic exploitation, repression, corruption and impunity.
A Washington Post article on U.S. government efforts to hold the World Bank (WB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) accountable for the massacres and forced evictions of Mayan communities caused by their Chixoy Dam project in Guatemala, implemented in the 1980s in partnership with the brutal military regimes of the day.
Journalists who cover organized crime, government corruption and other sensitive issues are increasingly facing threats and lethal attacks in Honduras with almost complete impunity for perpetrators, a new study reports.
Along the northern Caribbean coast of Honduras, Indigenous Garifuna people are defending their lands, culture and way of life, against the illegal and repressive incursion of tourism investors, including those of the Canadian "Porn King" (Randy Jorgensen), who are partnering with corrupted Honduran officials in power since the 2009 military coup ousted Honduras' democratic government.
Article from The Guardian: Honduras And The Dirty War Fuelled By The West's Drive For Clean Energy. The palm oil magnates are growing ever more trees for use in biofuels and carbon trading. But what happens to the subsistence farmers who live on the lucrative land? By Nina Lakhani, 7 January 2014.