Regional Articles Archives for July 2019

June 28 marked the 10-year anniversary of the coup that ousted the democratically elected President, Manuel Zelaya. This precipitated a series of political crises and a dramatic decline in the country’s human rights situation that catalyzed a broad-based citizen’s resistance movement. We spoke with JASS Mesoamerica’s Daysi Flores to hear the latest.

The reflections in this story offer a glimpse of the failed promise of mining as an economic development strategy for people, and underscore the need for local communities and justice activists to define and reclaim the meaning of “development.”

Our JASS Southeast Asia team in the Philippines report that after more than a decade of persistent grassroots organizing and advocacy, legislation that would guarantee protection for human rights defenders (HRD) may finally come to fruition this year.