Military patrol in Ahuas, Moskitia June 27, 2012
Resistencia en Honduras June 27, 2012

U.S. Military Aid Fuels a Human Rights Crisis in Honduras

June 15, 2012


Militarization of the Aguán Valley

We approach three young Honduran soldiers who stand outside a military post in Guadalupe Carney, a rural community in Honduras’ Aguan Valley. Two are 19 and one is 20. Dressed in military garb the oldest wears an automatic weapon on his chest. Sporting vests and name-tags and armed only with cameras and notebooks, we cautiously […]

U.S. Human rights activists document US participation in massacre of Moskito people

May 31, 2012


One of the Ahuas massacre victim

On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The delegation witnessed an atmosphere of terror being generated amongst dire poverty in an area where the indigenous people are […]

Two More Killings in the Aguan: José Efrain del Cid and Juan José Peralta Escoto

May 23, 2012


Graffitti against militarization in Aguan

By Annie Bird,   On Friday, May 18 at approximately 7:30pm, Jose Efrain Del Cid, a member of the Nueva Panama Campesino Business, one of the 14 campesino organizations that make up the Campesino Movement of the Aguan on the Left Bank (MUCA-MI), was shot while sitting in a car in the municipality of […]

Honduras: Which Side Is the US On?

May 23, 2012


Palmerola U.S. military base in Honduras

by Dana Frank In some ways, it was just one more bloody episode in a blood-soaked country. In the early hours of the morning on May 11, a group of indigenous people traveling by canoe on a river in the northeast Mosquitia region of Honduras came under helicopter fire. When the shooting was over, at […]

Observatory of Violence in Honduras: Annual Report 2011

May 18, 2012


Homicides in Honduras 2004-2011

The Observatory on Violence from the Democracy, Peace and Security Institute (IUDPAS), published the 24th edition of their Annual Report 2011, which reached eight uninterrupted years of providing reliable, systematic and heterogeneous data on the behavior of insecurity in Honduras from data collected by different official institutions. This is a comparative analysis of the years […]