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The DEA and the Return of the Death Squads

June 27, 2012

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by GREG McCAIN The US is once again hell bent on establishing death squads in its militarization of Central America. This is a stark reminder of the 1980s when Ronald Reagan and Ollie North were funding the contras with drug money, but now it is reinforced with lessons learned in terrorizing the people of Iraq […]

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 […]

Two More Killings in the Aguan: José Efrain del Cid and Juan José Peralta Escoto

May 23, 2012

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By Annie Bird, annie@rightsaction.org   On Friday, May 18 at approximately 7:30pm, Jose Efrain Del Cid, a member of the Nueva Panama Campesino Business, one of the 14 campesino organizations that make up the Campesino Movement of the Aguan on the Left Bank (MUCA-MI), was shot while sitting in a car in the municipality of […]

Observatory of Violence in Honduras: Annual Report 2011

May 18, 2012

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The Observatory on Violence from the Democracy, Peace and Security Institute (IUDPAS), published the 24th edition of their Annual Report 2011, which reached eight uninterrupted years of providing reliable, systematic and heterogeneous data on the behavior of insecurity in Honduras from data collected by different official institutions. This is a comparative analysis of the years […]

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 […]

Five Killed in Honduras Land Dispute

April 16, 2012

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TEGUCIGALPA – An ongoing struggle over land in the Caribbean coastal province of Colon claimed five more lives this week, Honduran police said Friday. Three employees of agribusiness firm Quimicas Dinant, owned by mogul Miguel Facusse, were fatally shot on Thursday while driving between the towns of Olanchito and Saba, the National Police said in […]