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Three years of Resistance to the Coup in Honduras

June 27, 2012


Contact:(English o Español):  Michael Bass (San Francisco) , Victoria Cervantes (Chicago) (312) 259-504, Honduras Solidarity Network: 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 […]

Journalist killed in Honduras to total 20 killed over three years*

May 8, 2012


The lifeless body of Honduran journalist Erick Martinez Avila was found Monday in a sewer in Guasculile, on the road leading to the department of Olancho (northeast), and with him totals more than 20 journalists killed during the rule of Porfirio Lobo, according to figures from the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR). Avila, 32 […]

The Honduran Regime’s Homophobia

August 3, 2011


“On August 1st, LGBT organization Arcoiris (“rainbow”, in Spanish), in an act of celebration in honor of their anniversary, carried out a march demanding respect for and recognition of the rights of all people within the LGBT community. The event ended with the symbolic celebration of a gay wedding in front of the National Congress […]

Reflections From After the Coup: A Letter From Honduras

June 29, 2011


Two years ago today, the president of my country, Manuel Zelaya, was forced at gunpoint onto a plane in an SOA graduate-led coup. As Zelaya flew away, the integrity of Honduran sovereignty and democracy disappeared with him, but left behind on the ground was the resolve of my people to struggle to get it back. […]

Amnesty International: Honduras country report 2011

May 16, 2011


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 […]

Worse After One Year: Honduras Human Rights Abuses Continue

January 27, 2011


by Bill Quigley and Pam Spees In recent  remarks on U.S.-Latin American relations made at the Brookings Institute, Arturo Valenzuela, a State Department official with responsibility for the region, commented that  Honduras, two years removed from a coup that U.S. officials on the ground called illegal, had “made significant progress in strengthening democratic governance…[and] promoting […]

Three Murders in Two Weeks: Protest the Killings of LGBTI People in Honduras

January 11, 2011


Over the past two weeks, three travestis have been murdered in separate incidents in Honduras. In two of the incidents, the victims were set on fire either before or after their deaths. This means that in the past year and a half, there has been a total of now 31 the murders of lesbian, gay, […]

Women in the resistance receive the most threats

March 7, 2010


Blanca Dole, Celeste Mejía and Gabriela Flores, of the COFEMUN directive, denounced that they are followed constantly since last December by vehicles with polarized windows and no nameplates, and receive threatening phone calls asking for abortion pills and where abortion clinics are. The Feminist Collective of University Women (COFEMUN) is a women’s organization that has […]

Walter Tróchez, LGBT activist, assassinated

December 13, 2009


On December 13, Walter Tróchez, a 27 year-old gay rights activist and member of the National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat, was shot in a drive-by attack by unknown assailants. He died several hours later in a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. According to Honduran NGOs Red Lesbica Cattrachas and Feministas en Resistencia, his […]