Trade

Ten Years After the Defeat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) – Lessons for Current Struggles

An article from ALAI reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the demise of the FTAA:  

www.alainet.org/en/articulo/173379 

Honduran Civil Society Coalition Statement on new proposed Mining and Hydrocarbons Law (Feb. 20, 2012)

 

Original Spanish version is below.

 

Position of the National Coalition of Environmental and Social Networks regarding the Honduran National Congress’ proposed new Mining and Hydrocarbon Law

Letter from Canadian MPs and Official Opposition Critics re. New Honduran Mining Law

 

A letter was written February 6, 2012 to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird. It was signed by five Members of Parliament (MPs), all members of the Official Opposition with the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Official Opposition Critics for the portfolios of Foreign Affairs, Finance, International Cooperation, Human Rights, and International Trade. As a result of information they have received from Canadian and Honduran NGOs, they express their concern regarding the new mining law currently before the Honduran Congress:

URGENT ACTION: New Proposed Mining Law in Honduras (English & Spanish)

Please see the Urgent Action request below (and attached sample letters below) from Pedro Landa of CEHPRODEC, who along with other groups (including the Environmental Committee of the Siria Valley, who has been fighting against the activities of Goldcorp for years and who's leaders have visited Canada a number of times regarding this issue), are closely monitoring and strongly oppose the new proposed Mining Law.

COPINH: Statement on the Imminent Approval of New Mining and Hydrocarbons Law


Original Spanish version is below. Please also see related URGENT ACTION and send a letter to the Honduran Congress today!


COPINH – Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras


copinh@copinh.org

Its time for a new relationship with Bolivia

Evo Morales is the most popular President Bolivia has ever had, winning re-election last month with 64% of the vote in spite of the fact that he is often at loggerheads with Bolivia’s upper classes who have control over the country’s print and television media.
Evo Morales and representatives of the US government have a history of tense relations as well. The situation dates back to the 1980s, when the United States government declared the War on Drugs and Evo Morales became a leader of a federation of indigenous farmer’s unions representing the growers of the coca plant. US policy of forced eradication of the coca plant turned Morales’ home community into a war zone.
Visit our blog -Visite nuestro blog

Honduras Accompaniment Project blog in English, including articles, news and urgent actions.

Blog en español del Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH), incluyendo artículos, noticias, y acciones urgentes.

 

Video

Video of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth) in Honduras.

Commission of Truth Honduras reports

Final report of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth), Honduras:

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