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.
Representatives of campesino and human rights groups in the Aguán will be speaking in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Petitioners and experts on the region will also be speaking the following evening at an event co-hosted by the CEPR and Rights Action.
At least 105 people have been killed in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains in Central America, officials have said.
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.
The Supreme Court has cleared six army generals accused of toppling President Manuel Zelaya and flying him to Costa Rica in 2009.