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

February 18, 2012


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, Canada to Sign Free Trade Agreement

August 10, 2011


Tegucigalpa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Honduras and Canada will sign a free trade treaty on Friday that will open up both countries’ markets to traditional and non-traditional exports and boost investment. The treaty will be signed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, according to a government press release. The treaty […]

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 […]

Suspended Teachers extend their voluntary fast and declare an indefinite hunger strike

May 10, 2011


Various teachers suspended from their jobs for one, two and six months began a voluntary fast for 24 hours on May 4 and have now declared themselves to be on an indefinite hunger strike and in a state of calamity. The educators who began the fast on Wednesday (May 4) outside of the National Congress […]

Thousands of workers demand an end to political persecution

May 2, 2011


Thousands of Hondurans took to the streets on May Day to demand an end to political persecution, respect for human rights, the repeal of hour labor and the safe return of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales and creation of a National Constituent Assembly, among other points. The streets were flooded with people belonging to unions, employers’ […]

Journalists, Activists Targeted as Honduran Repression Grows

April 13, 2011


Workers, students and activists have held a month-long general strike in Honduras to protest repression by the government of President Porfirio Lobo. Lobo came to power following elections under the regime of Roberto Micheletti, who seized power in a violent military coup against democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. Honduras is one of […]

Honduras News Labor Update, March 2011

April 12, 2011


Honduran Unions Denounce the Lobo Administration’s Assault on Labor The United Federation of Honduran Workers (FUTH) has denounced what it is calling the targeted extermination of unions, led by the Lobo Administration. The denunciation comes on the tails of antiunion sentiment in the form of an increased number of threats, attempted murders, violations of collective […]