"On Thursday, December 12, Colonel German Alfaro, commander of the Xatruch III operation in the Bajo Aguan region, made statements to Honduran press that Xatruch III is investigating my activities, documenting denouncements of human rights violations, accusing me of "destabilizing" the Aguan." Annie Bird.
It has been that kind of year, again, in Guatemala and Honduras. On the one hand, courageous work, struggle and hope for environmental protection and for fair and just countries. On the other hand, on-going setbacks due to the exploitation and repression, corruption and impunity of the powerful, wealthy sectors.
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)