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In Honduras, Police Accused Of Corruption, Killings

February 11, 2012


This is the first of a two-part series about the roots of violence in Honduras. Honduras is hot, mountainous and about the size of the state of Louisiana. According to the United Nations, the Central American nation is also the world’s most violent country. A mix of drug trafficking, political instability and history has contributed […]

Thirteen leaders of MUCA detained

February 3, 2012


COPINH alerts the national and international community of new arbitrary actions of the national police in Honduras that put the physical integrity of 13 leaders of the Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan (Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán), MUCA, who were detained tonight at 9:50pm. This acion was taken by police who maintain a police checkpoint in […]

In Honduras, a Mess Made in the U.S.

January 26, 2012


by Dana Frank IT’S time to acknowledge the foreign policy disaster that American support for the Porfirio Lobo administration in Honduras has become. Ever since the June 28, 2009, coup that deposed Honduras’s democratically elected president, José Manuel Zelaya, the country has been descending deeper into a human rights and security abyss. That abyss is in good part the State […]

In the Aguán a baby Jesus will be born in the midst of repression

December 24, 2011


The Permanent International Observatory for Human Rights in the Aguán once again denounces the climate of repression prevailing in the Aguán Valley on the north coast of Honduras. In the region there has been no truce in the implementation of repression and uninterrupted military operations against the community of Rigores and the campesino settlements of […]

COFADEH: Once Again Forced Disappearance is being Implemented in Honduras

September 2, 2011


The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), with great concern, would like to inform the international community, and the Honduran population in particular, that the practice of forced disappearance is once again being systematically implemented in Honduras, as demonstrated by the following cases. 1. Osmin Obando Cáceres (age 22), son […]

Underage students detained in San Pedro Sula: Judge denies habeas corpus filed by lawyer

September 1, 2011


This morning in San Pedro Sula, Honduras public school students held a march protesting the privatization of education as part of activities parallel to state-supported “patriotic celebrations” in the lead up to National Independence Day on September 15th. At approximately 10:00 AM, at least fourteen students, most of them from the “Primero de mayo 1954” […]

Honduran State Continues to Criminalize Human Rights Defenders

July 6, 2011


The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh) expresses its repudiation and concern for the Honduran State’s systemic practice of qualifying the most basic actions defending of nature and the rights accorded by the Constitution of the Republic as disturbing the peace, sabatoge and terrorism. Various legal tools and policies are […]