Honduras

Honduran Activist Berta Caceres Stood Up Against Racism, Patriarchy, and Capitalism

March 2, 2017

Filmmaker Jesse Freeston marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Berta Caceres, an outspoken critic of US imperialism and environmental activist

For Indigenous Lenca People in Honduras, Rebellion Is a Centuries-Old Story

October 17, 2016

The assassination of one of the world’s most celebrated activists earlier this year is a reminder that indigenous peoples in Honduras and other parts of Latin America face the same sort of plutocracy they faced hundreds of years ago

La resurreccion de un periodista hondureno

May 15, 2016

Dias despues de sufrir un doble atentado, Felix Molina vuelve a trabajar en el caso del asesinato de Berta Caceres

The Resurrection of a Honduran Journalist

May 13, 2016

Days after suffering a double attempt on his life, Felix Molina gets back to work covering the case of slain indigenous leader Berta Caceres

Four Men Arrested for the Murder of Berta Caceres

May 4, 2016

Grahame Russell of Rights Action Canada says there are too many serious irregularities with the investigation to trust it

Indigenous Rights Leader Assassinated in Honduras

March 3, 2016

Jesse Freeston, the director of the documentary “Resistencia,” tells us how Berta Caceres has become a martyr in the struggle against the Honduran post-coup regime and how the Obama administration bears responsibility for the current situation in Honduras.

Honduran Protesters Continue to Demand Resignation of President Hernandez

February 19, 2016

Alexander Main of CEPR says protesters are also demanding a United Nations-backed commission like the one that forced the resignation of President Molina in Guatemala

Honduran Elections: Another Chapter of the Coup

December 8, 2013

In the absence of a trustworthy process, those who took power by force in 2009 will stay in power

Thousands in Honduras Decry “Fraudulent” Election and Call for Recount

December 2, 2013

Activists and some election observers in Honduras vow to call for free and fair recount in election they say as rigged in favor of the ruling conservative party

Alleged Voting Irregularities Mar Honduran Elections

November 26, 2013

Left leaning opposition Libre Party decries electoral fraud, refuses to recognize official results indicating win for ruling right wing National Party

Honduran Presidential Election In Limbo

November 24, 2013

Honduran presidential candidate and wife of ousted-leftist president Xiomara Castro cries fraud in election, as nations seen as US proxies congratulate ruling party candidate.

Political Repression Intensifies Ahead of Honduran Presidential Election

November 23, 2013

Jesse Freeston: Violence and political repression by western-backed Honduran military raises questions if Sunday’s presidential election will be open and fair

Honduras’ Banana Coast: Ripe for Development?

October 21, 2013

Garifuna communities and developers battle over mega-tourism projects Afro-descendant Hondurans are struggling against mega-tourism projects that threaten their way of life. The Garifuna people, who live on the north coast of Honduras, are fighting against the construction of the Los Micos Beach and Golf Resort, a development project featuring 750 acres of beach houses and a hotel. Los Micos is financed by the Honduran government and 43 of the country's richest investors. Developments like these have accelerated since the 2009 military coup, and President Pepe Lobo has declared Honduras "open for business." The World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other international organizations have said that tourism is the key to lifting the Garifuna communities out of poverty. But some Hondurans disagree. “These interests aren't going to divide us now, and we aren't going to let what has happened to many towns happen to us,” said Alfredo Lopez, a community leader fighting against mega tourism projects, who also runs a radio station in the small town of Triunfo de la Cruz.  “They have disappeared. They don't know who they are. They have lost their language. We know what's at stake here, and that's why we are in resistance.”

Broken Anvil: Human rights groups push for Washington investigation

October 30, 2012

Annie Bird of Rights Action discusses May 11th killings

Broken Anvil: Miskitu Communities Fight Militarization

October 30, 2012

Communities organize amid escalating violence in Honduras

Collateral Damage of a Drug War

August 21, 2012

Alexander Main on the May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the U.S. War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras

Broken Anvil: Victims Fight for Justice After DEA Operation Leaves Four Dead in Honduras

August 21, 2012

The remote community of Ahuas, Honduras is located deep inside the country’s Miskitu coast, a tightly-woven indigenous community long forgotten by government help but also by crime. In contrast to the rest of the country, which boasts the highest murder rate per capita in the world, Ahuas is a peaceful place with deep family ties. But that changed in the early morning hours of May 11, when soldiers opened fire from U.S. government helicopters, killing four people, including two pregnant women, a child and a young father. Now Ahuas and the Moskitia have become ground zero in the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.)’s Operation Anvil and the broader U.S. war on drugs—changing the lives of the gente del Rio—River People—forever. Produced by Kaelyn Forde and Craig Stubing.

Honduran Resistance Lives On Three Years After Coup

June 30, 2012

A video essay shot by Jihan Hafiz (music by Simon Rios)

Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police

June 11, 2012

Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people.

Honduran President Lobo Given Leadership in International Relations Award at CHLI Gala

May 15, 2012

Right wing CHLI started by same Cuban American politicians who backed the 2009 Honduran coup and subsequent fraudulent elections that brought Lobo to power