“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
- Los Angeles Times article
- Open Letter, from Canadian groups, condemning the Canada-Honduras FTA
Miami Herald article by Dana Frank - "In Honduras, Military Takes Over With U.S. Blessing"
On September 12, three leaders of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) must appear in court to face trumped up charges by the Honduran regime and a hydroelectric dam company. They are Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina.
More than a year has passed since a DEA-assisted drug war operation in the Honduran Moskitia killed four indigenous Miskitu civilians, and relatives of the victims are still looking for answers. Responses have been few and far between. Honduran judicial authorities highlight a lack of cooperation from the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, impeding their investigation.
The ‘Murder Capital Of The World’, The ‘Repression Capital Of The Americas’, Leading Up To The November Elections
Concerned about the November 2013 elections in Honduras, 21 U.S. Senators Sign Letter to John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State: CALL FOR ACCOUNTABILTY IN HONDURAS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
· (June 12, 2013) New York Post article: “State Department Stymied Probe Into Shooting Of Four Hondurans, Whistleblower Says”
· (August 2012) Rights Action / CEPR Report: “Collateral Damage Of A Drug War: The May 11 Killings In Ahuas And The Impact Of The U.S. War On Drugs In La Moskitia, Honduras”
From February to April 2013, the Sub-Committee on International Human Rights of the Canadian House of Commons heard from various witnesses regarding the human rights situation in Honduras. The hearings were scheduled as a result of the severely deteriorated human rights situation in the country but also in anticipation of future hearings related to the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
At 9:30pm, Saturday May 11, three heavily armed men assassinated Jose Omar Perez Menjivar, the 37 year-old president of the Los Laureles community business, in the Concepcion settlement, that belongs to the Unified Campesino Movement of Aguan (MUCA), as he was returning from his mother-in-law's house, in the company of his wife, in the Laureles neighborhood of Tocoa, Colon .