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GuateSec: A Guatemalan Spring? Popular protest and attacks against activists

Despite international validation of a disputed Presidential election which saw the authoritarian PRI party return to power, popular resistance is flourishing in Mexico. The student-led #YoSoy132 movement has continued to draw massive support for its post-election protests against political and … Continue reading

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International Accompaniers in Honduras receive Death Threats

Via Defensores en Linea (Spanish), English translation by Breaking the Silence URGENT ACTION  International Accompaniers in Honduras receive Death Threats The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) and the Honduras Accompaniment Project (PROAH) would … Continue reading

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Acompañantes internacionales amenazados de muerte en Honduras

Via Defensores en Linea.  Ejemplo de una carta a las autoridades Hondureñas y gringas abajo. “El Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH) y el Proyecto de Acompañamiento Internacional en Honduras (PROAH), denuncian con preocupación amenazas de muerte … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Indigenous farmer killed in land conflict

UA: 157/11 (Ver enlace para versión en español.) Index: AMR 34/005/2011 Guatemala Date: 1 June 2011 Date: 1 June 2011 URGENT ACTION INDIGENOUS FARMER KILLED OVER Land dispute On 21 May, Indigenous farmer , Oscar Reyes, was killed , and three other farm workers were injured, while tending … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Mine Activists Beaten and Threatened

UA 57/11 AI Index: AMR 34/002/2011 of 3 March 2011 GUATEMALA:  MINE ACTIVISTS BEATEN AND THREATENED On 28 February, protesters against the Marlin Mine in south-western Guatemala were attacked.  One protester, Aniceto López, was taken to the office of the … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Indigenous Community Activists Murdered

UA 39/11 AI Index: AMR 34/001/2011 of 22 February 2011 GUATEMALA: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS MURDERED Three human rights defenders from a Maya Q’eqchi’ rural community were killed in Rio Dulce, Izabal, eastern Guatemala. The activists, all university students and campaigners … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION: Shooting of anti-mining community leader opposing Goldcorp Inc.’s Marlin Mine

URGENT ACTION Shooting of anti-mining community leader opposing GoldCorp Inc’s Marlin Mine Threats against local leaders escalate On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the small community San José Nueva Esperanza in the village Maquivil, municipality of San Miguel … Continue reading

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