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In Defense of Democracy in Guatemala

PURSUING CORRUPTION,
IS FINISHING WITH HISTORICAL PRIVILEGES

We see with great concern that in the face of the fight against corruption in recent years has been the development of a rearrangement of the most conservative powers of the country that are gradually outlining a fascist state in Guatemala. (more…)

Join us at our 2017 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 14th at the Maritime Labour Centre. We are pleased to announce that author and human rights lawyer Matt Eisenbrandt will join us to read from his new book, Assassination of a Saint. Matt was part of the international legal team that brought about the only conviction for the assassination of the “Peoples’ Archbishop” Oscar Romero, gunned down by death squads in 1980. Click here for details.

 

Transforming Communities Through Education

Felipa de Jesús Cruz

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have received this scholarship for higher education, both to the team at the Salvadoran Association for Integrated Health and Social Services (APSIES) and to the CoDevelopment family, as I gained the capacity to learn new methodologies and techniques.  Many times, I have been limited for not having a higher degree and unable to obtain salary improvements.  (more…)

Struggling for Rights in Maquilas

Rosa Lina Rodríguez

Rosa Dina Rodríguez is 33 years old and has worked for over 9 years in maquilas, producing goods for brands such as Nike, Under Armour, and Gildan and for stores including Walmart. As a result of maquila workplace conditions, Rosa has a disability in her right shoulder, damage to her spine and both her hands. She has already undergone two surgeries in her right hand and is waiting for a third on her left.  (more…)

A Win for Labour Rights in Honduras

Lilliam Castillo

Liliam Castillo is 36 years old. She was born in La Paz and at the age of 15 moved to San Pedro Sula, in northern Honduras, in search of employment. She is a single mother of two, a fifteen-year-old daughter and an eighteen-year-old son. Liliam has been working for Gildan Activewear, a Canadian multinational in Honduras, for 10 years.  (more…)