Development

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:

OFRANEH: Garifuna Communities of Trujillo Take Legal Action Against Canadian Porn King

 

Original Spanish version of this statement by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) can be found on OFRANEH's blog.

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Nicaraguan Peasant farmers defend seeds

Hundreds of peasant farmers, many of them members of the National Union of Farmers and Ranchers (UNAG), travelled to Managua last week to present to the government a petition laying out the necessity of rescuing, conserving, and planting local seeds of Nicaragua’s food crops as a way to achieve food sovereignty and food security and prevent the introduction of genetically modified seeds. The petitions were given on Sept.

Study indicates poverty reduced in Nicaragua

The International Foundation for Global Economic Development (FIDEG) last week announced new figures from its continuing study of poverty in Nicaragua. According to FIDEG, "The results suggest that in 2010, at the national level, 44.5% of the population lived in conditions of moderate poverty [down from 44.7% in 2009] and 9.0% lived in extreme poverty," down from 9.7%.

Hemispheric Social Alliance Statement on Climate Change

We demand effective commitments for fighting climate change

 

Between the 7th and 18th of December, 2009 during the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15) in Copenhagen, world governments will attempt to make commitments for reducing carbon emissions and lay out policies for mitigating climate change. In the face of the urgency and the growing recognition of the dangerous consequences of this phenomenon, the whole world is awaiting the decisions that will be made.

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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