Category Archives: Human Rights

“Technical Coup” in Paraguay

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In what is being described as a “technical coup”, the Paraguayan senate deposed progressive president Fernando Lugo, after a five hour show trial on June 22nd. The hastily arranged impeachment procedures were initiated following an armed clash last week between … Continue reading

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Opponent of Vancouver Mining Transnational Gunned Down in Guatemala

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On June 13th, 2012, after a month of receiving death threats regarding her opposition to a mine in her community, Yolanda Oquely Veliz, 33, was shot three times last night by gunmen on a motorcycle as she left a community … Continue reading

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Joining the call against threats in Honduras

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In response to several recent human rights violations in Honduras including the assassination of journalist and gay rights activist, Erick Martinez and threats to international accompaniers, Peace Brigades International has sent a letter to the Canadian government requesting that they … Continue reading

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Victory in Nicaragua! National Assembly passes Violence against Women Law

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CoDev’s Nicaraguan partner, MEC (Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) and the wider women’s movement in Nicaragua achieved a significant victory in January 2012 when the National Assembly voted to bring into legislation a Law Against Violence Against … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Human Rights, Labour Rights, Nicaragua | 1 Comment

Cordoba, Colombia: A dangerous place to be a union leader

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Guest Blogger Irene Lanzinger, B.C. Federation of Labour, shares a report from a recent CoDev delegation to Colombia. On Friday, December 2, Domingo Ayala, the president of the Teachers’ Union of Cordoba (ADEMACOR) walked into our hotel lobby. He was … Continue reading

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