Monday, July 14, 2014

There was no doubt that the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement would be rushed through the Senate and receive Royal Assent before parliament recessed in June. Five years ago, however, – before then-Honduran President Mel Zelaya’s back door was shot open and he was flown to Costa Rica in his pyjamas in a military-backed coup – such a trade pact was not so sure.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Urgent Action: Call on Canadian representatives to respond as Guatemalan government moves to expel witnesses to police violence at US-Canadian mine site.

Monday, July 7, 2014

(Updated) Last week, Guatemalan authorities informed two Peace Brigades International (PBI) volunteers that their temporary residence permits were cancelled and that they had ten days to leave the country. Both volunteers witnessed a violent eviction on May 23rd at 'La Puya' - just north of Guatemala City-, where US-based Kappes, Cassidy & Associates and Vancouver-based Radius Gold are trying to develop the El Tambor mine project.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Press Release: A civil lawsuit filed today in Vancouver against Tahoe Resources for negligence and battery in connection with a shooting at the company’s silver project in Guatemala sends a strong message to investors and all Canadians.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver project in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores, southeastern Guatemala, is the subject of local opposition and ongoing legal processes against the validity of the exploitation licence. Community leaders have faced repression, criminalization and violence for their efforts to promote community consultation processes.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

By act and by omission, the Canadian state has been found guilty for its role in human rights violations in Latin America as a result of its efforts to spur, sponsor, and protect Canadian mining investments abroad, along with five Canadian mining companies.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

News release: Today the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows’ legal case for treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining licences on a vast tract of Treaty 3 lands north of the English River (the Keewatin Lands).

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Communiqué: The Ejido of Carrizalillo, Guerrero, Mexico issues a communiqué to announce the agreement reached with Goldcorp after a 33-day community strike on Carrizalillo's lands against the Los Filos mine.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Open Letter: Thirty six international human rights, environmental justice and solidarity organizations have sent a letter to Guatemala's Attorney General demanding justice for the deadly attack against Alex and Topacio Reynoso two weeks ago. The father and daughter are community leaders from Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, actively opposed to Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala. Topacio, just 16 years old, was killed, and her father was seriously injured.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Press Release: On the eve of Goldcorp’s Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, Mexican landowners are challenging company assertions that it is “expeditiously” seeking to renew a land use agreement in order to restart operations at its Los Filos mine in Guerrero, Mexico.