“The stakes are high: either Honduras will plunge deeper into its vortex of violence and repression, or it will have a fighting chance to begin to re-establish the rule of law and construct a viable economy.” Article by Dana Frank
On September 20 Judge Lisseth Knight in La Esperanza, Intibuca ordered that Berta Caceres, one of Honduras’ most respected human right activists, await trial in jail, while Tomas Gomez and Aureliano Molina were allowed to remain at liberty on the condition they not visit the road block or dam construction site in Rio Blanco.
Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield succumbed to a fit of honesty earlier this month: "When the drug war turns bloody, he said, the strategy is working," journalist Martha Mendoza reported. By Brownfield's standards, the strategy has been an enormous success.
A Public Letter, sent to Member of Parliament Diane Ablonczy, concerning the criminalization of people in Guatemala who are peacefully defending communities from illegal and harmful entry of Canadian (and other) mining companies.
- Article by Jennifer Moore: CANADA'S PROMOTION OF MINING INDUSTRY [IN HONDURAS] BELIES CLAIMS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- Commentary by Grahame Russell: "HONDURAS: A VIOLENCE, REPRESSION AND IMPUNITY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD"
Today is the 3rd anniversary of the military coup in Honduras (effectively supported and legitimized by the governments of Canada and the U.S.), that ousted the democratically elected government of Honduras, and brought back to power the elite oligarchic sectors, supported by the military.
- URGENT ACTION: "HONDURAN STATE DISCRIMINATES AGAINST VICTIMS OF THE D.E.A."
- ARTICLE: "THE PENTAGON TARGETS HONDURAS", about a delegation of North Americans that visited the site of the May 11 "D.E.A." killing of indigenous Moskito people in Honduras
An Article by Sandra Cuffe and Karen Spring ( human rights activists working with Rights Action) regarding Canadian and Chilean involvement in mining & security reform in Honduras.
The Summits of the Americas began in 1994 as forums to promote free trade. In 2009 the Summit's focus shifted to demands for the inclusion of Cuba in regional political bodies and the end of the U.S. economic embargo, a debate which continued in this month's Sixth Summit in Cartagena.
1. FSLN founder Tomas Borge dies at 81
2. Ben Linder remembered, 25th anniversary of his murder by USA-Contras