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OAS coup report implicates Honduras in 20 slayings

July 12, 2011

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By Freddy Cuevas TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras—The Honduran government violated human rights by causing the deaths of 20 people in the seven months after the 2009 ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, an Organization of American States report said Thursday. Eight of the 20 victims were assassinated and 12 others were killed during street protests, an OAS committee […]

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 […]

Amnesty International: Honduras country report 2011

May 16, 2011

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Freedom of expression came under attack. Little progress was made in repairing the damage to human rights protection and the rule of law that followed the 2009 coup. Impunity for human rights violations by military and police officers persisted. Human rights defenders were subject to intimidation. Background Porfirio Lobo of the National Party became President […]

Human Rights defender speaks: Bertha Oliva

May 16, 2011

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A brief account of the past and present human rights situation in Honduras by Bertha Oliva, director of COFADEH, and recipient of Premio Tulipán 2010.

Honduras is Open for Plunder

May 12, 2011

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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 […]

Over 5 Million Hondurans Live in Poverty

May 11, 2011

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Tegucigalpa – Almost five million Hondurans live below the poverty line, according to a report from the Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America, published Tuesday. Honduras, with a population of 8.2 million, is one of the poorest and most unequal countries in Latin America, the report states. Most of those people live in completely […]

Honduras: Probe Charges of Police Brutality

April 8, 2011

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Reports of Beatings, Other Abuses Against Teachers’ Union Protests (Washington, DC) – Honduran authorities should conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation into allegations of excessive use of force by police to disperse teachers union demonstrations in Honduras and prosecute anyone found responsible, Human Rights Watch said today. Since mid-March 2011, demonstrations by teachers’ unions […]