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A youth takes part in a protest seeking justice after the murder of indigenous activist leader Berta Caceres in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 17, 2016. ... Laying bare once again the hypocrisy of the U.S. "war on drugs" in Central America and Washington ...
Many of these asylum seekers have escaped communities torn apart by violence, the drug trade and poverty, but human rights groups report that an alarming number of them are subject to serious danger en route to the border.

The State Department appears headed for a showdown with Congress over the department's decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras despite the Central American nation's poor human rights record. The money is part of a ... Early this ...
What's more, the researchers found that Canadian companies listed on the Toronto stock exchange systematically exclude violent incidents from their required reporting.

The US has announced it will continue giving millions of dollars in military funding to the Honduran government, despite the high-profile targeted assassinations and other human rights abuses documented this year in the Central American nation.
Two years ago, the Netherlands Development finance Company committed to a $15 million loan to Desarrollos Energeticos S.A., owner and developer of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in the community of Rio Blanco in Western Honduras. ... In 2014 and ...
human rights Program Cut by Half ... Honduran security forces clashed with environmentalists, students and peasants on Thursday, who were protesting to demand justice following the assassination of two predominant leaders in the country.
In human rights news around the world today: Azerbaijan's relentless crackdown on critics; two land rights activists have been murdered in Honduras; and how thousands of Afghan refugees are being forced back home despite the resurgent conflict there.
"Although countries like Mexico and the U.S.A. are utterly failing to protect Central American asylum seekers and refugees, it is high time for authorities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to own up to their role in this crisis, and take steps to ...
That's the argument of the 2016 edition of the annual Right to Food and Nutrition Watch, released Thursday by a consortium of human rights and food and nutrition organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Americas. ... and killings of human ...
Yet, the safeguards to ensure this technology is being used fairly and responsibly appear to be virtually nonexistent," wrote the American Civil Liberties Union and the Leadership Conference on Civil and human rights, an umbrella group with more than ...
"Although countries like Mexico and the U.S.A. are utterly failing to protect Central American asylum seekers and refugees, it is high time for authorities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to own up to their role in this crisis, and take steps to ...
"We're in a profound food crisis globally," said Ximena Gonzalez, an activist academic from the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Investigations who like many others come to Monte Carmelo to participate and accompany this movement of seed savers ...

El Salvador is one of several Latin American countries - Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic - that ban abortions under any circumstances, but the drastically different proposals presented to El Salvador's Congress are a mark of deep ...
That's the argument of the 2016 edition of the annual Right to Food and Nutrition Watch, released Thursday by a consortium of human rights and food and nutrition organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Americas. ... and killings of human ...
A picture of environmental rights activist Berta Caceres is seen during a demonstration in demand for justice for her murder outside the Embassy of Honduras in Mexico City, Mexico June 15, 2016. ... Environmental and indigenous activists condemned the ...
For this work, we analyzed publicly available laws and practices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and the United States and published individual reports documenting the ...
United Nations, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur for the situation of human-rights activists, Michel Forst, expressed concern today about the little progress in the investigations into the assassination of Honduran leader berta Caceres.
Human Rights Watch reported that Duterte had "pledged that if he became president of The Philippines he would execute 100,000 more criminals and dump their bodies in Manila Bay," there to fatten the fish.
According to Dana Frank in The New York Times, on March 2 of this year an elite unit of US-trained Honduran special forces shot dead the indigenous peoples' rights and environmentalist activist Berta Caceres, for opposing the Agua Zarca hydroelectric ...
Human-rights groups claim the Ecuadorean government has criminalized Trujillo and other local leaders for organizing against the dam as part of a larger pattern in which the administration of Rafael Correa has gone after over 100 community leaders and ...
In a free and open society, the function of journalists and activists is to hold governments accountable. This role comes under fire when criminal defamation and insult laws violate international freedom of ... In 2000, the Inter-American Commission on ...
For feminist activists, burnout is the norm. How can we best preserve ... This sentiment - which Correa invited us to ponder as "the politics of friendship" - stuck with me as I spent the day discussing and workshopping digital security for women human ...
"We are worried by the increase in criminalization and assassinations of those who are defending the land, like the case of our sister Berta Caceres, for whom we demand justice and call for a more just world for women, human rights activists and the ...
In Honduras, she met with an Indigenous Lenca activist, Berta Caceres, four months before she was killed in March 2016 "because of her protests against the Agua Zarca dam project, even though she had been awarded precautionary protection measures ...
"We are worried by the increase in criminalization and assassinations of those who are defending the land, like the case of our sister Berta Caceres, for whom we demand justice and call for a more just world for women, human rights activists and the ...
In Honduras, she met with an Indigenous Lenca activist, Berta Caceres, four months before she was killed in March 2016 "because of her protests against the Agua Zarca dam project, even though she had been awarded precautionary protection measures from ...
As a human rights activist back in the Central African Republic, Patrick used to get threatening phone calls, telling him he had a reservation at the cemetery.
Six months after her daughter's murder, the mother of renowned Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Caceres urged authorities to cancel the contentious hydroelectric dam that the slain activist long struggled against, holding the private energy company ...
Another way is perhaps her support for the 2009 military coup in Honduras, whereby, according to Greg Grandin of The Nation, "Clinton allied with the worst sectors of Honduran society." Grandin's article, a eulogy for a female activist in Honduras who ...
After a great deal of international pressure, the Honduran government initiated an investigation into Berta's murder and arrested five individuals - but the process is still marred with question marks over its fairness and impartiality.
Geneva - A group of United Nations human rights experts today called on the Sudanese authorities to drop charges carrying the death sentence brought against six people linked to a prominent Khartoum-based organisation, Training and Human ... The ...
If you're living in the path of a Canadian gold mining company in Azacualpa, Honduras, the cost includes digging up a local cemetery where six communities have been burying their dead for two centuries.
Partly because of this, and because they had become notorious for drug trafficking and human rights abuses, in 2005, Uribe made paramilitary operations illegal.
August 30 is a day for commemorating those disappeared by repressive regimes, a day originally brought forward by families and human rights bodies struggling to find out the truth about their loved ones.
Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi are veteran organizers with a distinguished record of fighting for economic justice, immigrant rights, gender equity, and ending mass incarceration.
For human rights activists, lawyers and journalists, Honduras is one of the deadliest countries in the world. Similar conditions prevail in Guatemala, while the mesoamerican region's most important country, Mexico, is dominated by organized crime ...
That's why Father Melo, a Honduran Jesuit priest who is under death threats for defending environmental rights, travelled to Toronto recently to plead for help from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In 2009, the Mexican Consulate started the annual awareness campaign to coincide with Labor Day in the United States, with support from other Latin American consulates, government agencies and human rights groups. ... Corando Carrizales, representative ...
refugees and asylees from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and 20 other countries can also ask to bring their same-sex partners with them to the U.S.
The group expressed particular concern for the "safety and liberty of Palestinian human rights defender Omar Barghouti, and other Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists, following calls alluding to threats, including of physical harm and ...
JFK also successfully created the Alliance for Progress to improve relations with Latin America the Bush Dynasty screwed up by owning 11 sugar plantations in Cuba and tobacco plantations in Honduras. JFK also was responsible for the successful ...
My eyes were opened when I visited Honduras. If we ignore the big picture there, American policy will keep contributing to the violence consuming the country.
When a woman in Honduras gets up at 2:00 a.m. to travel to work in the melon plantations in Honduras where each day she faces violence and disrespect; where each day she will be harassed and bullied; where she is often forced to work hours of overtime ...
Harry Wu, who died at 79 on April 26 while vacationing in Honduras, is to many fellow Americans a human rights activist who survived years in Chinese labor camps to expose the horrors there. Many admire this man who started his life in the U.S. working ...
That was not all. "Unjust economic structures," he thundered, were violations of human rights. The buildup of ..... More than that, addressing an assembly of political and community activists, he said: "The future of humanity is in great measure in ...


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