Truth and justice
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).
Almost 30 years after the massacres and genocide carried out by the U.S.-backed military regime of Guatemala against its own majority indigenous population (part of the "war on communism"), 11 years after the genocide cases were first filed in Guatemala courts, a former army general has been arrested for his role in genocide, forced disappearances and other crimes against humanity.
Concerning HudBay Mineral's nickel mining interests in Guatemala, it is our understanding that the bc-IMC has over $281,000,000 invested in HudBay Minerals and the CPP over $42,000,000. We write you now, as HudBay is about to hold its annual shareholder meeting.
The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs is to hear from the "Honorable Roberto Micheletti Baín (Invited)", who is, they say, the "Former President of Honduras".