Is the World Bank Funding Death Squads in Honduras?

November 8, 2012 Annie Bird, Rights Action 0

The Dinant Corporation and subsidiaries of the Jaremar Corporation, both Honduran African palm oil corporations blamed by campesino movements for the murder of approximately 80 campesinos in the Aguan river valley region since the June 2009 military coup, have received millions of dollars from the World Bank since the coup. Since January 2010, Dinant security forces have been accused of participation in death squad activities and are likely responsible for the murder of approximately 80 campesino land rights activists and bystanders.


Central American Mothers Organize to Find Their Missing Migrant Children

November 8, 2012 Marta Molina 0

Called “Freeing Hope,” this caravan of 38 mothers — which began on October 15 and ended on November 3 — traveled through El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and across what is known as the “Migrant’s Route” in Mexico. Although many of them have not been able to find their children, they drew attention from the media and authorities, spread awareness of migrants’ issues and put a face to the human rights’ violations that migrants are exposed to on their journeys.


New Media Law, New Voices in Argentina

November 6, 2012 Marcela Valente 0

“We don’t need other people to speak for us any more. We have our own voice now,” Armando Kispe of Queta, a Kolla indigenous community, said enthusiastically at the Pachakuti radio station. Radio Pachakuti is the first indigenous station to be licensed under the media law that was passed by the Argentine Congress three years ago and which is designed to guarantee access to the media by all segments of society and fight the growing concentration of media ownership by limiting the number of broadcasting licenses in the hands of media giants.


Indigenous Communities in Mexico Fight Corporate Wind Farms

November 1, 2012 Jennifer M. Smith 0

Indigenous communities across the globe are plagued by corporate encroachment on their communal lands.  In Mexico, the corporate takeover of communal territory and subsequent exploitation of natural resources has led to strong resistance movements.  In Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the Ikoots people of Oaxaca are fighting the installations of vast corporate wind farms on their communally owned land.


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