Juan Orlando Hernandez of the National Party has been declared winner of the elections in Honduras, guaranteeing four more years of ‘coup continuism’. It is the National Party that conspired with the economic, political, military and Catholic Church elites to carry out the coup in 2009 that ousted Honduras’ last fairly elected government.
Press release from Klippensteins law firm
Appeal from the Mayan Sipacapan People of Western Guatemala for Northamerican Solidarity, Confronted with Goldcorp Inc.'s Push to Expand Mining, Backed by the Guatemalan Army and Police, into Sipacapan Territories. Across Guatemala, and in San Marcos, campesino and Mayan peoples are protesting the illegal granting of a 23 square kilometer exploration license to Goldcorp (EntreMares)
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Since 2004, the open-pit, cyanide leaching mining operation of Goldcorp Inc. in Guatemala (via its subsidiary Montana Exploradora de Guatemala) has caused widespread environmental and health harms, and human rights violations and repression, to Mayan Mam people living in communities in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipicapa.