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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 […]

CPJ condemns attacks against Honduran journalists

May 12, 2012

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New York, May 10, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about a recent wave of violence and intimidation against journalists in Honduras, including the abduction of a radio journalist and two attacks on television journalists. “A climate of unrelenting hostility toward Honduran journalists is restricting the flow of news and eroding citizens’ right […]

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

May 8, 2012

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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 […]

TV Personality Slain in Honduras

April 24, 2012

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TEGUCIGALPA – Television personality Noel Valladares and two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said. A fourth person was wounded in the attack, police inspector Jose Martinez told reporters. Unknown assailants opened fire on the host of the entertainment program “Tecolote” and the other three people as they walked out of the […]

Honduras: Human Rights Journalist Threatened, Dina Meza

April 24, 2012

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Dina Meza, a Honduran journalist and human rights activist, has received a series of threats of sexual violence against her in recent weeks. Her safety is at risk. Dina Meza reports on human rights issues for the website Defenders Online (Defensores en Linea). She is also a human rights activist with the Committee of the […]

U.S. legislators threaten aid cut to Honduras over deaths

March 14, 2012

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A group of U.S. lawmakers is calling for a halt in aid to Honduras until the government there makes progress in investigating a rash of journalist deaths in the past two years. Ninety-four members of Congress signed a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday, proposing a cutoff to all military and police aid […]

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 […]