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Looking ahead to Guatemala’s elections

Presidential elections are scheduled for September 11, 2011 in Guatemala. For the first time in a decade the Guatemalan left is entering the election campaign united. The Alternative for a New Nation (ANN) and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG), both parties coming out of the former rebel movement (and in which many of our friends in the CCDA are active), have allied with the New Republic Movement (MNR), a new left party comprised mainly of younger activists who came out of the student movement of the 1990s, to create  the Frente Amplio, (Broad Front). While it has not yet formally joined, (more…)

OH&S Delegation Deepens Commitment

CoDev’s Labour Program Director, Carol Wood, is accompanying a group of occupational health and safety activists on an exchange with our Honduran partners CODEMUH, sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour. April 3rd and 4th were the first two days of the exchange between Canadians and Hondurans on Occupational Health and Safety.

After two days of intense concentration, and with (more…)

Tickets on Sale for Annual Dinner!

That’s right – it’s almost that time of year again.  CoDevelopment Canada invites you to join us on Saturday, June 4th for CoDev’s annual fundraising dinner at the Maritime Labour Centre. Come celebrate more than 25 years of building partnerships between like-minded organizations, in Canada and Latin America, to empower women, foster Canadian-Latin American partnerships and strengthen civil society. (more…)

Canadians and Hondurans share OH&S stories

CoDev’s Labour Program Director, Carol Wood, is accompanying a group of occupational health and safety activists on an exchange with our Honduran partners CODEMUH, sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour. Sat, Apr 2nd they met with women leaders and activists from the organization, as well as a group of workers with serious health problems resulting from their work in the maquilas.

The temperature in the office began to rise almost as soon as the air conditioning was turned off. Twenty workers and 8 Canadians (more…)

Take Action: Honduran Human Rights Under Attack

Here at CoDev there is always the possibility that we will check our emails and receive news from our partners that their livelihoods and lives are at risk. Unfortunately this isn’t as infrequent an event as we would like it to be and this week is no exception.

On Monday Steve Stewart, one of Program Directors, emailed us from his vacation to inform us that a Honduran teacher, Ilse Ivania Velásquez Rodríguez, had died as a result of continued human rights repression in Honduras. This repression has been (more…)