As in the worst years of State repression and terrorism against its own population in the 1970s and 80s, the military-backed regime of Honduras is again buying weapons from the US and Israel.
Otto Perez Molina, a former general who was in charge of the Nebaj, Quiche military base during Guatemala's genocide from mid-1982 to mid-1983, has won the presidency.
Attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed papers for a human rights case against Honduran coup leader Roberto Micheletti Baín, emphasizing that the case is one of the few opportunities for accountability for the wave human rights abuses committed during and in the aftermath of the coup. Total Impunity in Honduras Underscores Need for U.S. Court to Hear this Case
Article - "WIKILEAKS HONDURAS: U.S. LINKED TO BRUTAL BUSINESSMAN" by Dana Frank - that sets out U.S. Links to Wealthy Land-owner Miguel Facusse, Bio-fuels Production, Military and Para-military repression, Links to Narco-trafficking
Open Letter to President Obama. CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND RIGHTS ACTION URGE U.S. TO APOLOGIZE FOR INVOLVEMENT IN 1954 GUATEMALAN COUP AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
A New York Times article, where the government of Guatemala has publicly apologized to the family of former president Jacobo Arbenz for the 1954 U.S.-backed military coup that ousted him and his government.
Here you will find an update from NISGUA: Arrest Warrants Issued for Military High Command and an article by Grahame Russell: "Today the cup of justice in Guatemala is 1% full: Retired general arrested on charges of genocide & forced disappearances"
New Wikileaks cables now reveal that the US embassy in Honduras—and therefore the State Department—has known since 2004 that Miguel Facussé is a cocaine importer. US “drug war” funds and training, in other words, are being used to support a known drug trafficker’s war against campesinos.
15 Women hiding in palm trees from Miguel Facusse security guards, who opened fire against them at 8am today (October 11, 2011), and also killed campesino Santos Seferino Zelaya
Focusing attention on how the US government knew that what happened in Honduras was a military coup, this article is equally important for the role of the Canadian government.