Blog

Help protect Mexican human rights defenders

  Witness for Peace is extremely concerned about the safety of Oaxacan human rights defenders Rodrigo Flores Peñaloza and Bettina Cruz Velázquez. Since February 10th, they have been repeatedly threatened and followed by heavily armed men. Most recently, a written...

read more

Honduras Partner Profiles: Dina Meza

Honduras Partner Profiles: Dina Meza This post represents what we hope will be a new and regular feature from the Honduras IT for the WfP blog. As you surely know, there is a general scarcity of English-language press on Honduras. What little there is generally covers...

read more

The Mérida Initiative: Beneath the Surface

The Mérida Initiative, also referred to as Plan Mexico, is described by the U.S. Department of State as “an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.” The reality of the Mérida Initiative, however, is something entirely different.

read more

Colombian Community Displaced: Take Action for Justice

On Saturday, February 11, 21 Nonam Wounaan Indigenous families from Witness for Peace’s partner community, the Humanitarian and Biodiverse Reservation of Santa Rosa de Guayacán, were forcefully displaced from their homes following threats from neo-paramilitary groups.

read more

Celebrate February 14th as International Flower Workers’ Day

In the United States, February 14th has traditionally been celebrated as Valentine’s Day, a day when love is often translated into special plans with loved ones, extra words of affection, and – not to be forgotten – certain material gifts, often including flowers…

read more

Support Colombian Flower Workers!

With Mother's Day approaching, did you know that 65% of flowers in the U.S. come from Colombia? Unfortunately, though, cheaper flowers for us mean deplorable working conditions for flower workers: to learn more, watch this video from Cactus, one of our Colombian...

read more

Padre Guadalupe Presente!

On the approximate anniversary of the disappearance of US-born Jesuit priest James Carney in Honduras, civil society organizations sustain the memories of the disappeared. On Saturday, September 17th, the Witness for Peace Honduras International Team attended an event...

read more

Los Sonidos del Silencio

Al conmemorarse los seis meses del asesinato de Berta Cáceres, los y las hondureñas exigen justicia. En la mañana del 2 de septiembre, 2016, el equipo internacional de Acción Permanente por la Paz en Honduras subimos la escarpada escalera de La Gruta, una iglesia...

read more

The Sounds of Silence

Commemorating the six-month anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, Hondurans demand justice. On the morning of September 2nd, 2016 the Witness for Peace Honduras International Team climbed the steep staircase of La Gruta, the church overlooking the rural...

read more

Mining in Mexico: the NAFTA connection

Out of a list of 926 mining projects in Mexico, there are 85 exploration projects from the U.S.A. 21 have been postponed, 23 in production, and 6 in development. In terms of Canadian projects, there are 501 exploration projects, 115 have been postponed, 58 in...

read more

Justice for Berta Cáceres/¡Justicia para Berta Cáceres!

Support #JusticeForBerta--NEW BILL to Stop U.S. "Security" Aid to Honduras!--& WFP Accompaniment in Honduras/Apoye la #JusticiaParaBerta--NUEVO PROYECTO DE LEY para Parar la Ayuda de "Seguridad" Estadounidense a Honduras--y el Acompañamiento de APP en Honduras Ask...

read more