A Mining Lawsuit in Guatemala Shows How Trade Courts Put Big Corporations First

A Mining Lawsuit in Guatemala Shows How Trade Courts Put Big Corporations First

Nevada-based mining firm is suing Guatemala for more than $400 million, the first suit of its kind for the impoverished Central American country. The company contends that the Guatemalan government didn’t do enough to protect its investments in the country. But that’s news to my community and others who faced violent police repression when we nonviolently demonstrated to keep these mining operations from poisoning our health and water.

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Organizational Sign-on Statement on David Castillo trial for murder of Berta Cáceres

Organizational Sign-on Statement on David Castillo trial for murder of Berta Cáceres

The March 2, 2016 murder of Honduran indigenous rights defender Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Lenca organization COPINH, provoked indignation in Honduras and around the world. Berta was murdered while supporting Indigenous Lenca communities in opposing the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project that was being advanced through a public limited company created for the project, Desarrollos Enérgeticos S.A. (DESA).

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