Browsing All Posts filed under »Indigenous and Garifuna people«

COPINH: Statement on the Imminent Approval of New Mining and Hydrocarbons Law

January 18, 2012


By way of this public statement COPINH (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras – Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), wishes to alert the national and international community to the following, in the face of the fresh threat to life, sovereignty, biodiversity, health, water and dignity of the Honduran […]

Garifuna Communities of Trujillo Take Legal Action Against Canadian Porn King

December 15, 2011


On Monday, December 13th, leaders from the communities of Cristales and Río Negro, part of the Municipality of Trujillo, accompanied by OFRANEH, presented a lawsuit to render null and void various fraudulent contracts for sales of community lands held by Canadian Randy Roy Jorgensen. The majority of these transactions were carried out under pressure, offering […]

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. […]

Eviction in the Garifuna community of Punta Gorda, Roatan

April 7, 2011


Troops of the Ministry of Security, at the request of the Military Prevention Institute (GPI), are currently carrying out an eviction in the island community of Punta Gorda, Roatan. More than 40 families are being forcibly evicted, living in the area known as Punta Gorda, located in the community of the same name. It is […]

Letter from Miriam Miranda, recently FREED Garífuna resistance leader

March 29, 2011


Honduras: The Coup d’etat, its inheritors and the criminalization of social protest by Miriam Miranda Yesterday I was captured in a selective way by agents of the Ministry of security in the middle of a protest around the Garífuna community Triunfo de la Cruz. In the process of being arrested they shot several tear-gas bombs […]

Resolution could threaten minority radio access to broadcast frequencies

February 3, 2011


Reporters Without Borders calls on the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) to withdraw a draft resolution under which the granting of low-power broadcast frequencies to radio stations would be suspended. “At a time when small radio stations such as Faluma Bimetu and La Voz de Zacate Grande are being hounded, we have every right to suspect […]

“Nobody can silence us” – Garífuna radio station under attack again

January 23, 2011


La Voz de los de Abajo has just begun an 8-day human rights delegation to Honduras, our fourth since the coup d’etat of June 28th, 2009. Our delegation started out with a visit to Triunfo de la Cruz, a Garífuna community that is home to the first Garífuna people’s radio station, which has been under […]