Mega development destruction
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER HARPER GREETED IN HONDURAS BY RESISTANCE TO THE CANADIAN-HONDURAN "FREE TRADE" AGREEMENT
An article about on-going clashes and killings in Honduras' endless situation of poverty and exploitation, of the wealthy sectors illegally forcing the poor from their lands, and of State and private sector paramilitary repression and impunity.
An Open Letter about the "criminalization of human rights and environmental defenders" - the case of 18 members of the Siria Valley Environmental Committee of Honduras, where Goldcorp Inc. operated its open-pit, cyanide leaching gold mine and wants to expand its mining operation.
Diodora Antonia Hernandez Cinto (a Mayan-Mam campesina woman from the mountainous village of San Jose Nueva Esperanza) was shot point-blank in the head and left for dead by two local men (mine workers) who ran off into the night.
Not surprisingly, Goldcorp Inc. did not agree, at its annual general meeting in Vancouver (May 18, 2011), to a shareholder's resolution to suspend its "Marlin" mine in Guatemala, as ordered by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), an institution of the Organization of American States (OAS).