Campesinos Shut Down Highways Across Guatemala

Guatemalan farmers’ organizations, including the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) producers of CoDev’s Café Ético Guatemalan coffee, mobilized across the country today after the long awaited Rural Development bill was blocked by manouevres of the Guatemalan business elite. (more…)

Honduran Teachers: Struggling for Justice

Upon entering the room where the Women’s Network of the Honduran College of Middle School Teachers (COPEMH) was holding its workshop on Non-Sexist Pedagogy, you wouldn’t know that many of the teachers there had just heard they’d lost their jobs. The positive energy in the room was palpable, as was the excitement of 36 women (more…)

Help CoDev’s partners oppose Charter Cities in Honduras: neoliberalism with a healthy dose of neocolonialism

On September 4th 2012, the Honduran government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MGK group to build the first in a series of so-called Charter Cities, or Special Development Regions (SDRs). This marks the latest stage in the Honduran government’s and Charter City proponents’ plan to “kick-start” the Honduran economy and to provide a “path to prosperity” for Honduras’ poor. According to them, this will happen by creating independent city states where investors will create everything from the physical infrastructure itself to the laws, regulations, police forces, courts, schools, healthcare, taxation, or lack thereof. In essence, this is a return to neocolonial days of company towns where companies controlled towns, states, and sometimes government policy. (more…)

Supporting Solidarity: Anne McDonald

CoDev’s individual donors are instrumental in our work. Anne McDonald, a Surrey teacher and a member of Surrey Teachers’ Association’s International Solidarity Committee, is a long-time member and donor who has chosen to close the circle of giving and leave a legacy gift to CoDev. (more…)

Land, Trade & Democracy

Claudia Lopez

CoDev & the Connective Project are excited to invite you to join us on September 21 & 22, 2012 to a dialogue about the Colombian conflict, Canada-Colombia relations and our role as Canadians.

The conference will bring local Colombians and Canadians together to (more…)