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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 […]

Observatory of Violence in Honduras: Annual Report 2011

May 18, 2012

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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 […]

End “War on Women” in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala: Nobel Laureates

March 7, 2012

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An independent fact-finding delegation to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, found that violence against women—including murder, rape and forced disappearances—has reached a crisis point in the region. The Nobel Peace Laureates are calling for concerted and immediate action to protect women—including those women doing frontline […]

Delegation Report: Standard Fruit Uses the Army & Police to Attack Campesinos

February 18, 2012

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A La Voz de los de Abajo delegation of 8 people is in Honduras (February 14-22) to accompany the campesino movement and to support the Internacional Encuentro por los Derecho Humanos en Aguan February 17-19. We are traveling with compañeros and compañeras from the National Center for Rural Workers (CNTC) and will be sharing ourexperiences and the stories of […]

UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya urges the Honduran Government to effectively protect human rights defenders

February 14, 2012

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TEGUCIGALPA (14 February 2012) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya said* today that human rights defenders in Honduras continue to suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment, death threats, attacks, harassment and stigmatization, and called on the Honduran Government to urgently establish a protection programme. “Honduras faces serious challenges in combating violence and […]

Honduran journalists face ‘growing threat’

December 7, 2011

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Journalists in Honduras are facing growing danger, the country’s human rights commissioner has warned. Ramon Custodio was speaking to the Spanish news agency, Efe, a day after a radio host was shot dead. Luz Marina Paz was the 17th media worker to be killed in Honduras over the past couple of years, rights groups say. […]

HR Report: Ongoing murders and grave human rights violations in El Bajo Aguán

July 24, 2011

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On July 11th 2011, FIDH, APROEV, CIFCA, FIAN International, IUF and Via Campesina International presented at the European Parliament the conclusions and recommendations from the report of the international fact-finding mission to Bajo Aguán valley, which took place from February 26th to March 4th 2011. They denounced the continuation of murders and grave human rights […]