"The cozy relationship between Ríos Montt and the Reagan administration needs to be dug up from the graveyards of history, much like the bodies that are still being dug up from mass graves in Guatemala." (Cyril Mychalejko)
As predicted after the June 28, 2009 coup in Honduras, the military-backed regime now in power is passing a new, corporate-friendly mining law that will usher in a new wave of mining exploration and extraction in what has become the 'murder capital of the world' and is the most repressive country in the Americas.
We salute the "Idle No More" movement in Canada. Rights Action is honored to support and learn from Indigenous Peoples led organizations and movements in Guatemala and Honduras that have long been at the forefront of work and struggles to transform how their unjust and unequal societies function and operate, all the while struggling to transform the unjust and unequal relations between the global north (particularly the USA and Canada) and Central America.
At 4am on December 12, 2012, the Honduran congress removed four out of the five judges that comprise the Constitutional Court of the Honduran Supreme Court. Honduran legal experts call this a technical coup, a violation by the National Congress of the constitutional order, explaining that the Congress has no legal capacity to summarily dismiss judges.
Art icle “Inside the world's deadliest country: Honduras ” – provides little context as to why Honduras is now the “world’s deadliest country”, it provides a somewhat stark description of what it is like to live there, from one foreign journalist’s perspective.