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Honduras’ very own war on terror

July 12, 2011


The state uses propaganda to justify eliminating civil rights because of the threat of ‘terrorism’. by Belén Fernández A few months after the 2009 coup d’etat against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, I was approached on the street in Tegucigalpa by a man who threatened to kill me unless I produced an economic incentive sufficient to […]

US Supports Bloody Regime in Honduras

June 28, 2011


by: Andrew Kennis, Truthout | News Analysis Editor’s Note: June 28, 2011 is the two-year anniversary of the coup in Honduras. It was a typically balmy and rainy Sunday on June 5 in the Finca San Isidro farming lands of the fertile Bajo Aguán area in Honduras. José Recinos, Genaro Cuestas and Joel Santamaría were […]

Chinese Project Threatens Indigenous Cultures and Biodiversity

May 15, 2011


The Moskitia (mos-KEE-tya): it’s the largest, most magnificent expanse of tropical wilderness north of the Amazon – and the Indigenous Peoples who live there are determined to keep it that way. For 3,000 years, Indigenous people have plied their dugout canoes up and down the Patuca River, the central artery of Honduras’ vast Moskitia lowland […]

Honduras is Open for Plunder

May 12, 2011


Years from now when participants on the SOA Watch delegation to Honduras look back on this visit, I´ll wager to bet that the ten of us will most remember one vivid moment: standing on a dusty road bordered by fields of African palm on a steaming hot tropical afternoon. Given all we experienced those nine […]

Honduras is NOT open for business

May 10, 2011


by Gerardo Torres Zelaya If you’ve ever had the opportunity of seeing the famous movie The Godfather II (1974) can probably remember the scene where he moved in the preambles of the Cuban Revolution Batista taking over from foreign investors a stunning phone gold amid promises that everything will be fine, that the rebels are […]

The Real Cost of Gold in Honduras: Goldcorp and Honduras Regime Cover-up Blood and Urine Testing and Poisoning at San Martin Mine

May 9, 2011


by Karen Spring and Grahame Russell Going back to at least 2007, Goldcorp Inc. and the government of Honduras have known about and covered up information about blood poisoning and health problems caused by Goldcorp’s open-pit, cyanide leaching “San Martin” mine in the Siria Valley , department of Francisco Morazan, central Honduras .  This mine […]

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. […]