domingo, 5 de junio de 2016

Honduran Social Movements Urge World Bank to Stop Fueling Human Rights Violations

Honduran social movements and indigenous peoples organizations this week called on the World Bank to in light of persistent attacks on human rights defenders, suspend financing in Honduras “until there are minimally just and realistic conditions for indigenous and small farming communities to defend their rights and, above all, that these ancient peoples can freely decide about their territories.”
In a letter to World Bank President, Jim Kim, on May 27, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ), and the Regional Agrarian Platform of the Bajo Aguan criticized Kim’s recent statements regarding the situation in Honduras and the recent killing of Berta Caceres, an indigenous rights leader who struggled against a flood of harmful megaprojects threatening the Lenca people. more>>>