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Honduras farm workers stage mass land occupations

April 18, 2012


Thousands of rural workers in Honduras have occupied land as part of a dispute with large landowners and the government. The coordinated invasions took place in several locations across the country, activists and officials say. Farmers groups say the areas taken over are public lands where poor farmers have the right to grow food under […]

End “War on Women” in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala: Nobel Laureates

March 7, 2012


An independent fact-finding delegation to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, found that violence against women—including murder, rape and forced disappearances—has reached a crisis point in the region. The Nobel Peace Laureates are calling for concerted and immediate action to protect women—including those women doing frontline […]

Position of the National Coalition of Environmental and Social Networks regarding the Honduran National Congress’ proposed new Mining and Hydrocarbon Law

February 29, 2012


Gathered in Tegucigalpa, the capital of the Republic of Honduras, to analyze the proposed general law on mining and hydrocarbons that has been elaborated by a commission of the National Congress, the below-signed civil society organizations make the following statement: 1. We express our disagreement with the way in which more than 50% of the […]

COPINH: Statement on the Imminent Approval of New Mining and Hydrocarbons Law

January 18, 2012


By way of this public statement COPINH (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras – Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), wishes to alert the national and international community to the following, in the face of the fresh threat to life, sovereignty, biodiversity, health, water and dignity of the Honduran […]

Garifuna Communities of Trujillo Take Legal Action Against Canadian Porn King

December 15, 2011


On Monday, December 13th, leaders from the communities of Cristales and Río Negro, part of the Municipality of Trujillo, accompanied by OFRANEH, presented a lawsuit to render null and void various fraudulent contracts for sales of community lands held by Canadian Randy Roy Jorgensen. The majority of these transactions were carried out under pressure, offering […]

Siria Valey Villagers Protest BloodPoisoning and Health Harms Caused by GoldCorp´s Open-Pit, Cyanide Leaking Mine

December 14, 2011


TEGUCIGALPA.- Villagers, along with environmentalists, protested yesterday in front of the offices of the AG (Attorney General), demanding that the Environmental Prosecutor’s office act upon all the cases that have been filed by people from the Siria Valley who have been harmed by the mining operation [of Goldcorp Inc] in the Siria Valley . Children, […]

Canada backs profits, not human rights, in Honduras

August 13, 2011


by Todd Gordon On Friday Aug. 12, Stephen Harper became the first foreign leader to visit Honduras and meet with President Porfirio Pepe Lobo since the country was readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) June 1. This shouldn’t be a point of pride for Canada, however; it reflects a very dangerous and problematic […]