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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 […]

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 […]

Delegation Report: Standard Fruit Uses the Army & Police to Attack Campesinos

February 18, 2012

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A La Voz de los de Abajo delegation of 8 people is in Honduras (February 14-22) to accompany the campesino movement and to support the Internacional Encuentro por los Derecho Humanos en Aguan February 17-19. We are traveling with compañeros and compañeras from the National Center for Rural Workers (CNTC) and will be sharing ourexperiences and the stories of […]

Honduras in Flames

February 16, 2012

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by Dana Frank Tuesday night, February 14, at least 357 prisoners died in a fire at La Granja penitentiary in Comayagua, Honduras, in one of the worst prison fires in the past century. The fire, though, is only the latest deadly outcome of the larger politically-driven firestorm that is Honduras today. The Comayagua fire must […]

Holding Honduras accountable

January 2, 2012

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President Porfirio must demonstrate that he’s taking measurable steps to prevent human rights abuses. January 2, 2012 Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world, according to the United Nations, and its government has long been plagued by allegations of corruption and human rights abuses. A 2009 military coup deepened political rifts and eroded public trust […]

Congress Places Conditions on Military and Police Aid to Honduras

December 27, 2011

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In response to widespread concern in both the House and Senate over human rights abuses involving the Honduran police and military, the United States Congress has placed new conditions on a portion of U.S. police and military aid to Honduras. The legislative language that establishes these new conditions can be found in the Department of […]

In the Aguán a baby Jesus will be born in the midst of repression

December 24, 2011

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The Permanent International Observatory for Human Rights in the Aguán once again denounces the climate of repression prevailing in the Aguán Valley on the north coast of Honduras. In the region there has been no truce in the implementation of repression and uninterrupted military operations against the community of Rigores and the campesino settlements of […]