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Honduras, Canada to Sign Free Trade Agreement

August 10, 2011


Tegucigalpa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Honduras and Canada will sign a free trade treaty on Friday that will open up both countries’ markets to traditional and non-traditional exports and boost investment. The treaty will be signed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, according to a government press release. The treaty […]

Chinese Project Threatens Indigenous Cultures and Biodiversity

May 15, 2011


The Moskitia (mos-KEE-tya): it’s the largest, most magnificent expanse of tropical wilderness north of the Amazon – and the Indigenous Peoples who live there are determined to keep it that way. For 3,000 years, Indigenous people have plied their dugout canoes up and down the Patuca River, the central artery of Honduras’ vast Moskitia lowland […]

Honduras is Open for Plunder

May 12, 2011


Years from now when participants on the SOA Watch delegation to Honduras look back on this visit, I´ll wager to bet that the ten of us will most remember one vivid moment: standing on a dusty road bordered by fields of African palm on a steaming hot tropical afternoon. Given all we experienced those nine […]

Honduras is NOT open for business

May 10, 2011


by Gerardo Torres Zelaya If you’ve ever had the opportunity of seeing the famous movie The Godfather II (1974) can probably remember the scene where he moved in the preambles of the Cuban Revolution Batista taking over from foreign investors a stunning phone gold amid promises that everything will be fine, that the rebels are […]

The Real Cost of Gold in Honduras: Goldcorp and Honduras Regime Cover-up Blood and Urine Testing and Poisoning at San Martin Mine

May 9, 2011


by Karen Spring and Grahame Russell Going back to at least 2007, Goldcorp Inc. and the government of Honduras have known about and covered up information about blood poisoning and health problems caused by Goldcorp’s open-pit, cyanide leaching “San Martin” mine in the Siria Valley , department of Francisco Morazan, central Honduras .  This mine […]

Globo TV Cameraman Suffers Savage Beating

May 7, 2011


Uriel Gudiel Rodriguez, a Globo TV cameraman, was assaulted by police while covering the crackdown against students from the National University in San Pedro Sula, this Friday, May 6. Uriel has been threatened and beaten many times before by police for his coverage of the repressive police actions against the civilian population since the coup. […]

Regime continues to repress the people of Honduras openly

May 6, 2011


Thursday afternoon, after the conclusion of a peaceful demonstration against “Honduras: Open For Business” by various organizations of the National Front of Popular Resistance, FNRP, police fired tear gas and captured about eight people, including three from the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations, COPINH, when they reached the central park of San Pedro Sula. […]