Browsing All Posts filed under »Teachers and student movement«

In Honduras, Police Accused Of Corruption, Killings

February 11, 2012


This is the first of a two-part series about the roots of violence in Honduras. Honduras is hot, mountainous and about the size of the state of Louisiana. According to the United Nations, the Central American nation is also the world’s most violent country. A mix of drug trafficking, political instability and history has contributed […]

In Honduras, a Mess Made in the U.S.

January 26, 2012


by Dana Frank IT’S time to acknowledge the foreign policy disaster that American support for the Porfirio Lobo administration in Honduras has become. Ever since the June 28, 2009, coup that deposed Honduras’s democratically elected president, José Manuel Zelaya, the country has been descending deeper into a human rights and security abyss. That abyss is in good part the State […]

Underage students detained in San Pedro Sula: Judge denies habeas corpus filed by lawyer

September 1, 2011


This morning in San Pedro Sula, Honduras public school students held a march protesting the privatization of education as part of activities parallel to state-supported “patriotic celebrations” in the lead up to National Independence Day on September 15th. At approximately 10:00 AM, at least fourteen students, most of them from the “Primero de mayo 1954” […]

Honduras: 17 year old student, Nahum Guerra, killed on the battlefront for public education

August 28, 2011


Nahum Guerra, 17 years old, in his second year of agronomy studies at the “Pompilio Ortega” Agricultural School in Macueliso, Santa Barbara, was assassinated on August 22nd at 7:00pm while on shift with other student colleagues at the front gate of his college on the international western highway. Nahum and his student colleagues had taken […]

Parents of Activist Teen Shot and Killed after Illegal Honduras Coup File Suit against Micheletti Extrajudicial Killing

June 23, 2011


Crimes against Humanity and Other Human Rights Violations Occurred under Post-Coup Leader’s Authority and Direction June 23, 2011, Houston – Today, almost two years after the military coup in Honduras, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a complaint in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, on behalf of David Murillo and […]

Zelaya Asked to Mediate in Honduran Teachers Conflict

June 2, 2011


Honduran teachers who have been on a hunger strike for 28 days publicly asked former president Manuel Zelaya to intercede on their behalf for the reinstatement of some 300 suspended teachers. The five teachers fasting in La Merced Square hope to meet with Zelaya, who returned to the country on Saturday, 23 months after a […]

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 […]