CAST YOUR “VOTE” – GUATEMALANS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY FOR GOLDCORP’S MESS

Your support is needed to help defend the rights of indigenous peoples living in Guatemala’s western highlands. The Canadian mining company Goldcorp could leave impoverished communities with a multi-million dollar bill to pay after it has extracted all of the gold from the Marlin mine. On April 26th, Goldcorp shareholders will decide if the company will post a … Continue reading

URGENT ACTION request re. New Proposed Mining Law in Honduras

Thursday, January 19, 2012 As many of you know, the Honduran National Congress is preparing to approve a new mining law in the next few weeks in order to reopen the processes for granting concessions and beginning operations for over 300 mining projects. Despite the efforts on Honduran organizations, the Congress’ Mining Commission has closed … Continue reading

FREDEMI: Denuncia pública a la persecución de defensores del territorio y derechos colectivos: la persecución de Gregoria Crisanta Pérez

FREDEMI: Denuncia pública a la persecución de defensores del territorio y derechos colectivos: la persecución de Gregoria Crisanta Pérez El Miércoles 31 de agosto a aproximadamente las 3:30 de la tarde en San Miguel Ixtahuacán,  Doña Gregoria Crisanta Pérez estaba saliendo de la aldea Máquivil en camino a su casa en la aldea Ágel. En … Continue reading

Guatemala’s presidential election: A golden opportunity to end mining conflict

Guatemala’s presidential election: A golden opportunity to end mining conflict September 1st, 2011 | by Guest Blogger This guest blog post was written by Keith Slack, extractive industries program manager. When Guatemalans elect a new president in September, he or she will face a truly daunting set of problems. The country is, by any objective … Continue reading

Urgent Action – More Threats Against And Possible Attempted Kidnapping Of Crisanta Perez (Gregoria Crisanta Perez Bamaca)

Urgent Action – More Threats Against And Possible Attempted Kidnapping Of Crisanta Perez (Gregoria Crisanta Perez Bamaca)   FREDEMI (San Miguelense Defense Front) advises the national and international community:   ONE: It is well known that for our struggle in defense of territory and rights over the past years, we have suffered threats and acts … Continue reading

ACCIÓN URGENTE: GOLPES Y AMENAZAS CONTRA ACTIVISTAS QUE SE OPONEN A UNA MINA

ACCIÓN URGENTE: Amnestía Internacional (ENGLISH) GOLPES Y AMENAZAS CONTRA ACTIVISTAS QUE SE OPONEN A UNA MINA El 28 de febrero, los manifestantes que protestaban contra la mina Marlin, en el suroeste de Guatemala, fueron atacados.  Uno de ellos, Aniceto López, fue llevado a la oficina del alcalde, donde, al parecer, fue golpeado y amenazado de … Continue reading

Protesters in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala are Intimidated, Beaten, and Robbed

Government Must Ensure Protection of Community Members 10 Mar 2011 On February 28, around 200 members from the community of San Miguel Ixtahuacán in the southwestern region of Guatemala gathered to protest against the government for not having stopped the activities of the Marlin Mine. As the protesters left, their bus was stopped, and many … Continue reading