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Honduras turns deadly

December 19, 2011

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More murders take place in the Central American country than anywhere else, but will putting troops on the streets help? Honduras has the highest per capita murder rate in the world, marked by a sharp increase in the number of drug-related deaths. More killings take place in the small Central American country than anywhere in […]

COFADEH: Once Again Forced Disappearance is being Implemented in Honduras

September 2, 2011

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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 […]

COFADEH issues complaint about the kidnapping of a community leader by Honduran police

September 1, 2011

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José Reynaldo Cruz Palma, president of the Patronato de la Colonia Planeta, in San Pedro Sula, was taken by force this August 30, by the National Criminal Investigation Unit (DNIC) and police, who were travelling masked and hooded, in several vehicles, according to a complaint made by their relatives to the Committee of Relatives of […]

The Rigores peasant movement suffers violent eviction

July 4, 2011

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“The soldiers came with an eviction order saying we had weapons” Saturday July 2, 2011. On Friday June 24 the judge of letters from the city of Tocoa, Josue Mejia Pagoada issued an eviction order addressed for Rigores Peasant Movement in Lower Aguan. When it took place hours later, 114 houses were demolished (valued at 14,000 Lempiras […]

Honduras Re-Admitted to the OAS: 3 killed; 2 kidnapped in the Aguan

June 16, 2011

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By Annie Bird On Sunday, June 5, Jose Recinos Aguilar, Joel Santamaria and Genaro Cuesta, all members of the Authentic Revindicative Campesino Movement of the Aguan (MARCA), were massacred in a car a few meters from the San Esteban cooperative.  At approximately the same time it is reported that armed forces entered the installations of […]

Campesino in Aguán assassinated by gunmen, one of several murdered in recent days

May 18, 2011

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Sixto Ramos (45), a member of the campesino cooperative Nueva Suyapa, of the Peasant Movement of Aguán, MCA, was murdered at about eight o’clock on Wednesday, 18 May, shot several times from a passing car, when he was going to his organization. This is one of several murders in recent days. On May 9, Roney Diaz […]

HRW: Honduras: Prosecute Post-Coup Abuses

December 20, 2010

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FOR THE FULL REPORT SEE: After the Coup: Ongoing Violence, Intimidation, and Impunity in Honduras Honduran authorities should take concrete steps to end impunity for abuses committed after the country’s 2009 coup, and to curb ongoing attacks against journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The […]