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Environmental Human Rights: News & Updates
June 23, 2017
armed men threatened Aura Lolita Chávez and other indigenous women of CPK (K’iche Peoples Council) with sexual assault when the women tried to stop illegal logging on their ancestral lands in El Quiché Dept.
May 25, 2017
arrest, detention and travel ban of César Geovanni Bernardez, director of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), which is in a legal battle to secure Garífuna (Afro-Caribbean people) lands against challenges by tourism developers
May 24, 2017
surveillance, attacks, and death threats against environmental and indigenous rights defenders Rodrigo Flores Peñalosa and Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez of the Tehuantepec Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly in Defense of Land and Territory (APIIDTT) in Oaxaca
May 1, 2017
attempted murder of Maynor López, son of human rights defender Francisca Ramírez, who is Coordinator of the Council for the Defense of the Land, the Lake and Sovereignty, active in organizing resistance to construction of the Nicaraguan Grand Inter-oceanic Canal
April 5, 2017
Water wins over gold. A victory for communities who, for more than a decade, have relentlessly organized to keep mining companies out of their territories.
78 US LEGISLATORS CALL FOR ACTION ON HONDURAS IN RESPONSE TO MURDERS OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS
April 4, 2017
Two letters sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from both House and Senate expressing grave concern at the risks facing activists who defend their land and the environment in Honduras.
February 28, 2017
March 14 is International Day of Action for the Rivers. We will be heading to Edgewater park for an afternoon of reflection and action. Join us!
February 28, 2017
February 23, 2017
Guatemala’s indigenous communities have worked tirelessly to recuperate their communal lands in the 20 years since the end of the country’s 36-year-long internal armed conflict. But these communities have faced the constant threat of dispossession from mining companies, the large-scale agro-industry, and the construction of hydroelectric dams.
February 15, 2017
On March 2nd, 2016 they assassinated our sister Berta Cáceres. They thought they would get rid not just of her as a leader recognized throughout Latin America and around the world, but also would end a struggle, a political project, that they would destroy the organization of which she was both founder and daughter, COPINH (the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras).