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Three years of Resistance to the Coup in Honduras

June 27, 2012

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Contact:(English o Español):  Michael Bass (San Francisco) , Victoria Cervantes (Chicago) (312) 259-504, Honduras Solidarity Network: honsolnet@gmail.com More than 30 organizations in the United States belonging to the Honduran Solidarity Network (HSN) are organizing national actions the week of June 28th in commemoration of the June 28, 2009 Honduran coup – its martyrs, and the ongoing peoples’ movements in […]

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

June 15, 2012

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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 […]

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

May 23, 2012

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By Annie Bird, annie@rightsaction.org   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 […]

Our Hope Is in Our Struggle: Reclaiming Land and Life in Honduras

May 8, 2012

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By Lauren Elliott and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds | Report “Land, well, it’s our first mother. For us farmers, we don’t have life without land. That’s the reason we’re in this struggle.” – Consuelo Castillo In Honduras, as in most places, the government and the wealthy treat land as a commodity. In pursuit of the profits it […]

Honduras farm workers stage mass land occupations

April 18, 2012

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Thousands of rural workers in Honduras have occupied land as part of a dispute with large landowners and the government. The coordinated invasions took place in several locations across the country, activists and officials say. Farmers groups say the areas taken over are public lands where poor farmers have the right to grow food under […]

Five Killed in Honduras Land Dispute

April 16, 2012

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TEGUCIGALPA – An ongoing struggle over land in the Caribbean coastal province of Colon claimed five more lives this week, Honduran police said Friday. Three employees of agribusiness firm Quimicas Dinant, owned by mogul Miguel Facusse, were fatally shot on Thursday while driving between the towns of Olanchito and Saba, the National Police said in […]

Honduran campesinos in the crosshairs

April 6, 2012

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The US government and multilateral institutions must demand an end to the human rights abuses surrounding land disputes. Springfield, MA – Honduras now claims the dubious distinction of being the murder capital of the world as drug trafficking and gangs play an undeniable role in the violence plaguing the small central American country. However, there […]