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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 […]

U.S. Human rights activists document US participation in massacre of Moskito people

May 31, 2012

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On May 22 and 23 a delegation of human rights activists from the United States organized by Rights Action and Alliance for Global Justice visited the community of Ahuás in the Moskitia region of Honduras. The delegation witnessed an atmosphere of terror being generated amongst dire poverty in an area where the indigenous people are […]

Honduras: Which Side Is the US On?

May 23, 2012

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by Dana Frank In some ways, it was just one more bloody episode in a blood-soaked country. In the early hours of the morning on May 11, a group of indigenous people traveling by canoe on a river in the northeast Mosquitia region of Honduras came under helicopter fire. When the shooting was over, at […]

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 […]

Five Killed in Honduras Land Dispute

April 16, 2012

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TEGUCIGALPA – An ongoing struggle over land in the Caribbean coastal province of Colon claimed five more lives this week, Honduran police said Friday. Three employees of agribusiness firm Quimicas Dinant, owned by mogul Miguel Facusse, were fatally shot on Thursday while driving between the towns of Olanchito and Saba, the National Police said in […]

Regional radio journalist murdered by assailant with machete

March 12, 2012

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Fausto Elio Hernández, 54, the presenter of the news programme “La Voz de la Notícia” on Radio Alegre de Colón, was hacked to death yesterday in Sabá, in the northeastern department of Colón. Hernández was returning home by bicycle when he got into a violent argument with a man who hit him 18 times with […]

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 […]