This report documents 34 violations targeting campesino movements attributed to the Honduran military during the same period of time a minimum of 88 people associated with campesino movements have been killed most in targeted death squad style killings. Abuses typically occur in coordination with the private security forces of palm oil corporations, Honduran National Police agents and other military units. Extensive military assistance and training provided by the U.S. armed forces to Honduran military units operating in this region.
Here, in the shadow of the nickel mining operation of CGN (Guatemala Nickel Company), until recently owned and operated by HudBay Minerals, we spoke of how sales were going at German's new (tiny) store that was inaugurated December 22, 2011, about his long-term health needs, and of the three civil cases brought in Canadian courts against HudBay Minerals.
On January 5, 2012, just days before the January 14 inauguration of former general Otto Perez Molina as President of Guatemala, a Guatemalan court in a highly irregular procedure dismissed charges against Perez Molina for the 1992 forced disappearance, illegal detention, prolonged torture and presumed extrajudicial execution of Efrain Bamaca.
Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world, according to the United Nations, and its government has long been plagued by allegations of corruption and human rights abuses.
NO JUSTICE OR REMEDY IN SIGHT: With complete impunity from legal or political accountability, Goldcorp denies, denies, denies. This is how the unjust global economic-political order works. La Lucha Sigue / The Struggle continues.
Another story about Canadian/ American gold miners, pension fund investments, drug cartels, predictable repression, health and environmental harms against local populations, and about impunity in Mexico and North America for the mining industry. This is how the unjust global economic, political order works