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Honduras backed a National Congress resolution on Thursday supporting the relocation of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following suit from the highly-contested move made by the United States. The motion, which is said to be non-binding according to a government statement cited ...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled plans to escalate a crackdown on illegal immigration, announcing that the U.S. military will be sent to guard the U.S.-Mexico border and threatening foreign aid to Honduras. For the third straight day, Trump seized on coverage of a "caravan" of 1,000 ... Honduras military
Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will deploy the US military to guard the border with Mexico, adding: "That's a big step." ... "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our 'Weak Laws' Border, had better be stopped before it gets there," he wrote. "Cash ... military
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. military

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — In August 2016, reporter Dina Meza was leaked a list of names given by the Honduran government to its elite police intelligence unit, SERCAA. She was on it. A week later, Meza went home for lunch and found an armed stranger lingering in the doorway of her family home. military
Castellanos works with activists and organizations in solidarity with Afro and indigenous Honduran communities, denouncing human rights violations. He explained that the military in Honduras has been trained by United States army forces and Israel. There is U.S. intervention in too many places, ... military
DFL lawmakers on Wednesday relayed a joint message urging Congress to suspend security assistance to the country of Honduras. ... $200 million into the country since 2009 for military and police assistance, which lawmakers say has contributed to human rights violations by Honduran security forces. military
I had arrived at the Tegucigalpa offices of the Honduran human rights organization Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras ... group of around 60 heavily-armed members of the military police—in an attempt to plant evidence implicating him in drug trafficking—broke into Edwin's home in the ... military
Spc. Walter Roman, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier from the 418th Military Police Detachment (Detention Camp Liaison), headquartered in Orlando, Florida, ... Since they are Army Reserve units, many of its Soldiers bring law enforcement and corrections facility knowledge into their military mission from their ... military
26 presidential election, marred by widespread allegations of election fraud, a social media smear campaign accused Urbina of setting fire to an army truck during opposition protests in the capital city Tegucigalpa. But he had left the country for Costa Rica five days earlier. Despite his alibi, authorities ... military
A woman who grew up on a farm outside Elmvale is in the middle of the fight for human rights in the Central American nation of Honduras. And while Karen Spring is attempting to have her partner of eight years, Edwin Espinal, freed from a military prison after he was arrested in January, her family back in ... military
Honduran military police used "excessive" and lethal force against people protesting November's disputed elections, the UN has found. ... Security forces in Honduras used an excessive amount of force to control protests following November's contested election, resulting in more than a dozen deaths, ... military
The case came to light in a Military Times exclusive that reported how retired Sgt. 1st Class Bob Crawford, an Army Ranger who spent the latter part of his career with 7th Special Forces Group conducting counter-narcotics missions in Latin America, was fighting to keep his wife Elia from being deported. military
The creation, with U.S. support, of new military and elite police forces in Honduras has fueled fears of a return to the era of death squads. In an interview in late January with Radio Progreso, a former Honduran army captain, Santos Orellana Rodriguez, said that Honduras' military intelligence is behind the ... military
Elia Crawford, wife of retired Sgt. 1st Class Bob Crawford, an Army Ranger who also served with the 7th Special Forces Group, could have been ordered out ... If deported, Elia would be sent back to Honduras, where soldiers trained by her husband to conduct anti-narcotics missions against the cartels and ... military

Police arrested the wife of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Wednesday on corruption charges including siphoning funds from social works programs for the poor, officials said. ... Lobo was elected in late 2009 after a military coup ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya, and he served until 2014. military
FILE - In this May 24, 2010 file photo, Honduras' First Lady Rosa Elena Bonilla stands with her husband, President Porfirio Lobo, during their official visit ... Military police searched the home of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Wednesday and arrested his wife as part of a corruption probe by an ... military
A Virginia immigration court on Monday could decide to deport the wife of an Army 7th Special Forces Group veteran, despite provisions in the law that allow her to .... “Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world, especially for a female if they know she's a military dependent,” he said. military
From there we went to Honduras, which was completely different from Greenland. We landed at the Honduran airport, about an hour and a half away from Soto Cano Air Base. This base was interesting because it was not designated to one branch of military. Our time there was short, but I had another ... military
Green Berets from the U.S. Army's 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and members of the Comandos Jungla, an elite force of the Colombian police, trained the TIGRES agents, who were recruited from Honduran police and military forces. The June 2014 graduation of the first wave of TIGRES was ... military
Hondu 0214wrp Honduran police detain protesters. (Photo: coolloud / Flickr)As the bus was taking our accompaniment delegation to Honduras to the airport for our return home, it stopped by the offices of Radio Progreso. Piling on to the bus came some twenty staff members of the station to bid us goodbye. military
Pakistani factory owners, converted Honduran military generals and Cuban flaneurs are just a few of the people who attend jumu'ah (Friday prayers). Imam Mohammed, who leads the service, estimates there are around 1,500 Muslims in Honduras, though Pew Forum research put the number closer ... Mosque
The Honduran Armed Forces began their annual civil-military action program on February 4, 2018, with two simultaneous medical mega-brigades in the north and central regions of the country. Various institutions, universities, local authorities, and personnel from the Department of Health participated in the ...
Massive Honduran outrage at the fraud has shaken the foundations of capitalism in one of the poorest countries in the Americas. ... A former armed forces captain described how military provocateurs suppressed dissent during Hernandez's first regime: “In all the protests there are 30 or 40 intelligence agents marching ...
Since elections widely denounced as fraudulent this November, the social movements of Honduras have taken to the streets, confronting violent repression by a Honduran state armed with millions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers. Melissa Cardoza, Honduran feminist and author of 13 Colors of the Honduran ...
Green Berets from the U.S. Army's 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and members of the Comandos Jungla, an elite force of the Colombian police, trained the TIGRES agents, who were recruited from Honduran police and military forces. The June 2014 graduation of the first wave of TIGRES was ...
On November 26th the Honduran people seemingly had elected an opposition candidate as President, replacing the president whose party had been brought to power by military coup in 2009. The opposition candidate had a five percent lead with the vast majority of votes counted. But the corrupt ...
Observers of Latin America echo the alarm, pointing especially to recent events in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Honduras. ... The new authoritarianism in Latin America looks different from the military regimes, personalist despotism, or caudillismo (strongman rule) that characterized the region at various ...
Hondu 0214wrp Honduran police detain protesters. (Photo: coolloud / Flickr)As the bus was taking our accompaniment delegation to Honduras to the airport for our return home, it stopped by the offices of Radio Progreso. Piling on to the bus came some twenty staff members of the station to bid us goodbye.
Ismael Hernandez was the most recent fatal victim of police and military violence in Honduras. The 40-year-old man was killed Feb. 5 in Choloma, about 200 kilometers north of the country's capital. According to eyewitnesses and national human rights organizations, Honduran security forces launched tear ...
Right: Protesters in Olancho are seen holding the Honduran flag in between plumes of black smoke from a burning barricade. ... "Today there were maybe 100 people who'd come to sing, but the Army, Cobra units [riot police], the police and the military police arrived, around 300 of them, to disperse the ...
The majority of the deaths tracked by the Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras occurred as the Honduran national police and military suppressed demonstrations against the president. But a number of the fatalities were the result of apparently targeted attacks on ...
Juan Jimenez Mayor, lead spokesperson and investigator of The Commission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) formed in 2016 by the Organization of American States (OAS), says MACCIH previously thought the alleged ring, known as the “Network of Functionaries” consisted of ...
Then, two days after the flawed Honduran presidential election in November — defying fact and reason — the U.S. State Department certified that the Honduran government supports human rights, making it eligible for more aid. The Committee of Families of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras ...
In particular, the life of Jesuit priest and native Honduran Father Ismael Moreno, known as Padre Melo, is in danger. Possibly as well known as the assassinated Berta Caceres, Melo is the director of Radio Progreso, an independent station that reports on human rights violations, police and military abuses, ...
What has happened in Honduras confirms the old thesis that history always repeats itself: the coup against president Manuel Zelaya in 2009 as tragedy ... masked military personnel captured Zelaya in pyjamas and deported him illegally to Costa Rica, after a stop-off at a joint US-Honduran military base.
Over 100 heavily armed military and national police lined the sidewalk of the block-long embassy, arm-to-arm. Tear-gas guns and automatic weapons were menacingly displayed. The steps to the embassy were even more heavily guarded with several soldiers on each of the six steps to the main entrance.
On that same day, several delegates from an interfaith group of Americans who journeyed to Honduras to accompany our Honduran brothers and sisters during this time of ... When we first arrived, a small group of young but heavily armed military police and soldiers were parked on the side of the road.
#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.
Delegates join Honduran human rights advocates in calling for an immediate end to the state-sponsored violence, bloodshed and arrests that have been ongoing since the elections; a halt to Honduran military and police attacks on human rights defenders, land activists, journalists and other advocates; ...
Aguilar was serving as chief of intelligence for Honduras' National Police at that time. The report by the Honduran Security Ministry's Inspector General states Aguilar's participation came after a police official safeguarding the drugs was busted and the tanker seized. After receiving a call from the busted cop, ...
Today there are more than 1,300 U.S. military and civilian employees, dwarfing the population of 300 persons at the Honduran Air Force Academy. Also since the coup, the U.S. military has built a base at Catarasca in Honduras' Mosquitia region, and in Guanaja, the U.S. Navy has built a facility for the ...
NotiBomba news agency confirmed that at least one person was killed by “the bullets of security forces.” On Sunday, military forces killed a 60-year-old man and severely wounding another. Honduran armed forces have been engaged in violent clashes with Nasralla supporters as the Opposition Alliance ...
Military personnel have clashed with protesters in street demonstrations against the disputed results of last year's contested presidential elections in Honduras, with video footage showing soldiers lobbing tear-gas canisters into the crowds. United Nations spokesman Elizabeth Throsell had urged the ...
22. Throsell confirmed "we have verified information that 13 of these deaths were at the hands of security forces," and reiterated a call on the Honduran authorities to "avoid using the military police and the armed forces to police demonstrations." A member of the Liberal Party has questioned the Honduran ...
Jari Dixon, LIBRE Congressman, injured today in protest in #Tegucigalpa. “Everyone is going to die” said a Military Police soldier to Dixon who described the attack against him, “they kicked me, threw me on the ground, & put a boot on my neck” #Honduras #HondurasEnCrisis pic.twitter.com/j4HTEOFfm5.


 

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