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Based in the north of Honduras, Radio Progreso is run by the Catholic Order of Jesuits - an organisation that does extensive work with some of Honduras' most neglected and least heard communities. The independent station reports on human rights violations, police and military abuses and election fraud. journalists

A panel of four speakers spoke at the University of Massachusetts on Tuesday, discussing ways of resisting occupation in Springfield, Massachusetts, Honduras and Palestine. The event was sponsored by UMass Students for Justice in Palestine, Western MA Jewish Voice for Peace, Out Now in ...
Four months after Juan Orlando Hernandez was re-elected as president of Honduras in a dubious election filled with irregularities, the people of Choluteca went out to the streets to demand his resignation, protest the rising cost of living and call for the release of several people they have deemed ... Protests
The Honduras Football Association (FENAFUTH) has gone back to the drawing board following the frustration of the national side's intercontinental play-off defeat by Australia in the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Four months have elapsed since that setback, which also marked the end ...
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The north coast of Honduras is rich in natural resources sought by powerful mining and other development interests, resisted by local people. A series of violent attacks like those outlined in the U.N. report and at the I.A.C.H.R. have targeted community members who have been organizing to defend ... activists UN reports
MACOMB — Rachel Baldwin's Christian mission trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, last year was an “eye-opening experience” that has helped her gain a different perspective on life. Baldwin is a law enforcement and justice administration student at Western Illinois University. She took a 12-week trip mission ... activists UN reports
Bickford, Gehlen Catholic Mission Honduras (GCMH) team leader and assistant to GCMH Director, Richard Seivert, said, “This year's team will build three homes, 20 bunk beds, five picnic tables; distribute over 30-plus large (trash bag size) gift bags to families; teach vertical gardening to some of the older ... activists UN reports
Police in Honduras have arrested a construction executive for his alleged role in the murder of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Caceres. David Castillo Mejia is charged as being the "intellectual author" of the killing in 2016 while CEO of Desarrollos Energeticos (DESA), the firm behind a ...
Spanish-born journalist Alberto Arce has worked as a foreign reporter in ten countries, from Libya to Mexico, but Honduras was by far the bloodiest outside of a war zone. In 2017, there was an average of 338 homicides per month in the country, and between 2012 and 2015—when the number was even ...
Officers escort Honduras' former first lady, Rosa Elena Bonilla, from a police station in Tegucigalpa, the capital, on Feb. 28, 2018. (Fernando Antonio / Associated Press). Military police searched the home of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Wednesday and arrested his wife as part of a ...
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Amy Rogers, assigned to Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 2, shows a Honduran child mosquitos caught by a BG-Sentinel mosquito trap outside the Franklin D. Roosevelt School in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, during Continuing Promise 2018, March 17, 2018. Navy photo ...
Honduran authorities said they have arrested an energy company executive allegedly behind the high-profile 2016 murder of prominent environmental activist Berta Caceres. Police detained electrical engineer Roberto David Castillo Mejia "as the intellectual perpetrator" behind Caceres's murder, the ...
Aguilar, who at the time was serving as chief of intelligence for Honduras' National Police, intervened after a police official safeguarding the drugs was busted by a lower-ranked officer who had seized the tanker, the report says. The handcuffed officer called Aguilar, who ordered that the officer and the ...
There's tight security presence in Honduras as protests continue ahead of the inauguration of re-elected President Juan Orlando Hernandez. The opposition has called for a general strike. It says the vote-count after November's presidential election was not conducted properly. Since then, more than 35 ...
A 49-year-old lawyer, Hernandez is the first president to be reelected in Honduras. That's another reason people are protesting against him.The nation's constitution bars presidents from seeking a second term. In 2009, Hernandez and his allies deposed leftist President Manuel Zelaya for allegedly ...

#6393 In this Jan. 15, 2018 photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, behind second from right, watches the change of command exchange ceremony between his new National Police Chief Jose David Aguilar Moran, left, and outgoing Gen. Felix Villanueva in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for a second term amid protests over what the opposition calls electoral fraud. Hernandez's inauguration on Saturday comes under the shadow of more than 30 deaths related to the political upheaval in the country since the end of ...
'Legal Corruption Embedded in Honduras,' Warn Investigators. The spokesman for the judiciary, Melvin Duarte, explained Wednesday that as there has been no action filed against the defendants, the case will be put on hold and transferred over to the Superior Court of Accounts (TSC). “No indictment or ...
Activists in Honduras have been targeted in a wave of surveillance, intimidation and violence since the country's security forces cracked down on a wave of social unrest prompted by last month's disputed presidential election. Lawyers from the Movimiento Amplio (MA) – a collective representing ...
Honduras exported 422,141 60-kg bags of coffee in December 2017, up from 375,054 in the same month last year, the National Coffee Institute (IHCAFE) said. The revision compares with a preliminary December figure of 502,486 bags issued at the beginning of J.
We hit the ground running, with little time for jet lag as my daughter put her “favorite volunteers” to work. We've sorted through dozens of boxes of books shipped down to Honduras on pallets. We've shopped for library decorating supplies, made copies for the teacher workshops and tested paint samples for ...
OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro had been pushing for the 35 American nation organization whose members include Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, the U.S., Guatemala and several Caribbean countries, to discuss and approve the report in a special session last week “given the importance ...
Various accounts have said that the US President directed his scorn at Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Africa as a whole - although he has since denied using the more inflammatory language which has swept across social media posts in the last few days. Still, as the old adage goes, there's no such thing ...
NOTE: This story doesn't have a byline of the reporter because the person could be at risk while working in Honduras if identified. On November 26, 2017 Hondurans went to the polls to elect their president. Incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, candidate of the right-wing National Party, stood against ...
Lobo goes on to say that former presidents and other heads of the OAS observation team “asked the TSE to immediately announce the results to the people of Honduras,” but that TSE leaders wanted to wait till all votes were counted. Lobo says that the OAS observation directors repeatedly asked TSE ...
UN Denounces Police Violence in Anti-Government Protests in Honduras ... The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, in Honduras has expressed concern over the recent escalation in repressive violence used by police against protesters following the controversial ...
As in much of the rest of the world, democracy is on the defensive in Latin America, in part because it has few principled defenders. A simple comparison of two ongoing political crises, in Venezuela and Honduras, illustrates the problem. After Venezuela's populist anti-American government rigged state ...
Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman of the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre has warned that the Eastern Caribbean was ripe to deliver its largest magnitude earthquake. Latchman gave the warning hours after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Honduras, which led to Puerto Rico, ...
By 2016, Hernandez's 3rd year in office, Honduras recorded the highest number of killings of environmental and land rights activists, most of whom were killed by state security forces or domestic corporations that back Hernandez. An independent commission recently revealed that the Honduran military ...
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to briefly post advisories warning of the threat of possible tsunami surges around the region.
(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) — One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later. There were no early reports of serious damage or ...
These figures take Honduras out of the world's 10-most violent countries in the world, according to the Director of the National Police Jair Meza Barahona. Legal actions, as well as the transfer of prisoners to maximum security prisons, were the main strategies that allowed the capital of Tegucigalpa and the ...
The death is one of at least 30 blamed on security forces policing protests in Honduras since November, according to a report by the Committee for the Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), a Honduran NGO founded in the 1980s. The majority of deaths were at the hands of ...
The Organization of American States would not stand by the results in Honduras and called for a new vote.A report issued by the Electoral Observation Mission in Honduras describes in detail intrusions into the computer system, improbable participation levels and recently printed ballots, among other ...
Honduras was the staging ground for the U.S.-backed covert war against leftists in the region. Honduras was the de facto U.S. military base for Contras fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Inside Honduras, U.S.-trained military units — most especially the notorious Battalion 316 — carried out a campaign ...
Eufaula City Schools staff check out a container students will be refitting for use as a classroom in Honduras. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. EUFAULA – Career tech students in the Eufaula City Schools will join other students around the state in refitting cargo containers for use as classrooms in ...
The German Embassy in Honduras said it supports talks between the two parties and denounces any violence. In a release issued on Jan. 2, the Embassy stated “all responsible should be dedicated to finding a peaceful solution for the good of the entire country and to strengthen the people's confidence of ...
Honduras' leftwing opposition Tuesday called for a month of protests and possible insurrection to reject President Juan Orlando Hernandez's claim to have won re-election in a bitterly disputed poll held in November. The declaration comes ahead of Hernandez being sworn into a new term on January 27.
The contested results triggered the country's worst political crisis in a decade and have led to the deaths of at least 30 people, according to the Committee for the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh), a human rights group. Most of the victims were opponents of President Juan ...
Military forces opened fire on protesters in Honduras, killing a 60-year-old man and severely wounding another, according to the Committee of the Families of Detained and Disappeared of Honduras, or Cofadeh. Since last November, Hondurans have taken to the streets to defend their votes in favor of ...
One protester has been killed in clashes in Honduras between riot police and demonstrators who dispute the result of November's presidential poll. Police fired tear gas and cleared roadblocks made of burning tyres across the country. The death occurred in the northern town of Saba. The protest was ...
Unfortunate tourists venturing the streets of Tegucigalpa in December last year might well have wondered whether they'd stumbled onto a military coup, like the one that rocked Honduras in June 2009 when left-leaning president Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped by troops and bundled onto a plane to Costa ...
A military police officer removes the remains of burning tires from a barricade set by opposition supporters during a protest. | Photo: Reuters. Previous; Next. Published 28 December 2017. 0. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Gmail Share to Google+ Share to Pinterest Share ...
Sometimes that makes it hard to also keep an eye on what is going on around the world, but we want to encourage CTU members and supporters to take a moment and learn about the struggle in Honduras against electoral fraud, the brutal repression people are facing, and the visionary resistance the ...
"The people are calling it a fraudulent and stolen election", said Dr. Luther Castillo Harry, when I asked him about the late November election in Honduras. Castillo Harry, who was the National Commissioner of Ministry of Health in the Honduras, looks despairingly at his native country. The institutions in his ...
MEXICO CITY – In Honduras, stolen elections, followed by accusations of fraud, street demonstrations, and military repression, are business as usual. So it wasn't exactly shocking when the presidential election in late November, marred by numerous irregularities in the vote count, led to all three. But the ...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras' disputed presidential election despite opposition ... National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez gestures as he addresses the media at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 5, 2017.
In what critics call a weakening of U.S. support for democracy in Latin America, the Trump administration appears to be prioritizing concerns about illegal immigration and drug trafficking from Honduras over the country's violent and flawed election process. The administration's relative silence on last ...


 

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