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Most recently, the US backed the electoral fraud and bloody repression by the death-squad regime in Honduras last November, which left up to 30 protesters dead. The main concern of Washington is that the FSLN bureaucracy has sought to maneuver between economic and military ties with the US and its ...
Just shy of a century later, the Wyke-Aycinena Treaty, was was supposed to confirm British rights to Belize (then known as British Honduras). .... There is a perversity about the name of the road: During a century of death squads and dictatorship, the presidency of Jacobo Arbenz represented a fleeting ...

Mexico has tried to control the flow of people persecuted in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. They go through Mexico in hopes of making in to freedom in the United States. Many of them are women and children. They are running for their lives from drug cartels and military death squads. The Mexican ...
“Honduras, Mexico and many other countries that the U.S. is very generous to, sends many of their people to our country through our WEAK ... The “caravan” in question is a group of about 1,200 migrants, mostly Hondurans fleeing violence in their home country, who are making their way through Mexico to ...
One of those officials who played a key role in hiding U.S. support for death squads in Nicaragua was John Bolton, then serving as Assistant Attorney General under Edwin Meese. ... Most recently, Covington came under scrutiny for its role in the 2009 military coup that ousted Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — The March 3 arrest of a Honduran business executive, for allegedly orchestrating the 2016 murder of renowned ... Even before they went to the polls, many Hondurans considered Hernandez's candidacy illegitimate, as the Honduran constitution does not allow presidents to ...

The Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), the human rights group that helped Urbina leave Honduras safely and has advocated on his behalf, confirmed Wednesday that Urbina was in the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as an asylum seeker in ...
A regular customer is the Philippines: a nation which for years has engaged in state-sponsored extrajudicial killings by death squads. ... Days after Baroness Anelay of St Johns visited Honduras, the first official trip by a UK minister in 15 years, the Tories issued a licence for telephone eavesdropping ...
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 ...
In Honduras, while acting as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton helped facilitate a violent chapter in Honduran history, mired by catastrophic violence, including the targeting of local activists. In 2016, Bertha Oliva, who in 1981 ... We know there are death squads in Honduras." Despite this chilling reality, ...
“Many [human rights defenders of Honduras] have had death threats and we are surrounding them,” Maryjane said. “Also, we are here to protest the corrupt election and the U.S.'s corruption in the militarization of Honduras.” They worked side by side with the Honduran religious community and human ...
And that 'in 2012 and 2013, more people were murdered in Honduras than in Iraq, even though the population in Honduras is three times smaller'. Also that in 2012, there were ... The authoritarian gangs, the police gangsters, the extortionists, the kidnappers, the death squads. He inhabits a place where ...
The Honduran Congress is currently discussing a bill to fine or ban social network companies and Internet providers that don't eliminate “illegal content” ... But more than intimidating the population, these actions have inspired determined popular demands for an end to the death-squad regime placed in ...
Under Negroponte, US troops expanded their presence at the Soto Cano air base, often referred to as a “US base” by Hondurans. US military assistance to Honduras jumped from $4 million to $77.4 million a year from 1981 to 1985, despite the CIA acknowledging internally that the Honduran military ...
In the 1980s in El Salvador, where the US-funded government sponsored death squads that were murdering civilians by the thousands, Congress passed ... Most recently, the Trump administration has followed that same pattern in Central America: Just two days after the Honduran government was widely ...
This stinks of “death squad” tactics, much like what occurred in Syria after Robert Stephen Ford was appointed as US ambassador to Damascus in January 2011. He was an underling of John Negroponte, the historic sponsor of death squads in Honduras and Nicaragua. Of course, US corporate media ...
The head of an anti-corruption mission in Honduras sponsored by the Organisation of American States resigned. He complained of a lack of support from the Honduran government and from the OAS. Venezuela's government launched an oil-backed digital currency, the petro, in an attempt to circumvent ...

In Honduras, while acting as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton helped facilitate a violent chapter in Honduran history, mired by catastrophic violence, including the targeting of local activists. In 2016, Bertha Oliva, who in 1981 ... We know there are death squads in Honduras." Despite this chilling reality, ...
And that 'in 2012 and 2013, more people were murdered in Honduras than in Iraq, even though the population in Honduras is three times smaller'. Also that in 2012, there were ... The authoritarian gangs, the police gangsters, the extortionists, the kidnappers, the death squads. He inhabits a place where ...
“Many [human rights defenders of Honduras] have had death threats and we are surrounding them,” Maryjane said. “Also, we are here to protest the corrupt election and the U.S.'s corruption in the militarization of Honduras.” They worked side by side with the Honduran religious community and human ...
The majority of the deaths tracked by the Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras occurred as the Honduran national ... targeted attacks on community and political organizers and eco- or social activists, acts unpleasantly reminiscent of the nation's death squad era.
Not only those denouncing electoral fraud on the streets experienced repression, but other Hondurans have had their homes filled with tear gas as early as 6:00 a.m. while they were still sleeping. A Honduran I was with joked sadly, “In Honduras, you don't even have to get out of bed to be targeted with ...
While police and military in El Salvador and Honduras have been implicated and prosecuted for death-squad killings of hundreds of men between the ages of Herrera and Alvaro, Nicaragua's death squads disappeared decades ago. Nicaragua's unusual peace juts out of the chronically violent Central ...
The violence is so bad — El Salvador and Honduras have the highest murder rates in the entire world — that it destabilizes the very state itself in many countries. Then there's the U.S. history of direct military intervention in the region, including multiple coups, the arming of death squads, and the creation of ...
Peasant, labor, church and university leaders were kidnapped by death squads, brutally tortured and murdered, their mutilated bodies often left on roadsides for public view. When I .... They formed mercenary units with hundreds of soldiers recruited from countries such as Honduras, Venezuela and Chile.
In 2014, according to the U.N., Honduras had the world's highest murder rate; El Salvador and Guatemala were close behind. Politicians often invoke the ... His lawyer told me that Nelson had been detained by the Honduran government without charges, in an anti-gang initiative. Survivors of the fire alleged ...
All are either Salvadoran or Honduran, and all fled starvation, gangs, torture, death squads, or, simply, relentless poverty. ... But in the case of El Salvador (granted TPS in 2001), Honduras (granted in 1998), Nicaragua, and Haiti, conditions remained so desperate that the status was routinely extended.
Under Negroponte, US troops expanded their presence at the Soto Cano air base, often referred to as a “US base” by Hondurans. US military assistance to Honduras jumped from $4 million to $77.4 million a year from 1981 to 1985, despite the CIA acknowledging internally that the Honduran military ...
Two women from Valle Nuevo, El Salvador, where thousands of fieldworkers fled a death squad armed with machine guns, will visit Waco in the coming weeks to share their experiences and discuss a book on the subject ... The rest escaped to live the next eight years in UN refugee camps in Honduras.
Obama and Clinton are the godparents of the present Honduran thugocracy and its unchecked death squads that together provoked the massive emigration of Hondurans seeking safety here, thereby helping to elect Trump in 2016. Reliable reporting on the current outpouring of protest in Honduras is hard ...
The people of the United States have the right to know that in Honduras your taxes are used to finance, train and run institutions that oppress the people, such as the armed forces and the police, both of which are well known to run death squads (like those that grew out of Plan Colombia) and which are also ...
"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 ...
An airplane crash, where allegedly a number of Hondurans died, including the sister of JOH, also dominated the news. Nobody has seen pictures of the .... A former colonel of JOH stated that this government, with US support, had created death squads in Honduras, in his words: “(The US embassy) not only ...
The Honduran Congress is currently discussing a bill to fine or ban social network companies and Internet providers that don't eliminate “illegal content” ... But more than intimidating the population, these actions have inspired determined popular demands for an end to the death-squad regime placed in ...
In an exclusive interview, former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 US-backed coup, says US actions led to the current political crisis in Honduras. The government continues to withhold the results of the November presidential election, which pitted US-backed President Juan ...
Mixed among them were soldiers and former death-squad leaders. Some had snuck into the US illegally at Mexican border .... The peasants who weren't killed on the spot had scampered across the border to refugee camps in Honduras. There they nervously shared their stories with aid workers and ...
A major new investigation by The Intercept says the Trump administration is weighing plans to create a global network of private spies who would report directly to the White House and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. According to the investigation, the proposal was developed by Erik Prince, founder of the ...
The United States has worked hand in hand with terrorist groups such as the Contras and the Taliban, trained death squads at its School of the ... Cambodia) to Africa (Congo), from Central and South America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, Guyana) to Europe ...
... the end of the program for some 57,000 Honduran TPS holders. Acting Secretary Duke has extended the program for Hondurans until July ... This program allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala with ... disappearances, and death squads that terrorized these migrants' ...
It historically functioned as a conduit for transnational investment, such as American banana companies, and was later the staging ground for the US-supported contra death squads in Nicaragua in the 1980s. Today Honduras hosts the military base that anchors US military presence in the region and ...
Honduras has long been one of the unfortunate countries to have a ... military coups, death squads and support for dictatorships and use ... and to refuse to recognize the human rights crisis in Hondurans. ... that has astonished the Honduran oligarchy and coup supporters, including the U.S. government).
... including many who became death squad leaders and repressive dictators in Latin America. ... as the Contra Wars in the 1980s and the military coup in Honduras, ... an estimated US $400 million a year in extortion fees, while Hondurans ... of drug cartels, street gangs, or police and military death squads.
... to escape their own deaths in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras. ... who function much like the death squads of the country's civil war in ...
And last year Honduras appointed a civilian-led commission to vet its police force. ... Guatemalan and Honduran police are still too violent. ... belonging to death squads, participating in firefights or committing other crimes.
... and Belize, Honduras and El Salvador — we had the opportunity to ... was assassinated by an army death squad in his church in the town of ...
A new report from two local Salvadoran rights groups has provided further evidence of extrajudicial killings carried out by El Salvador's police forces, in a case that now appears to be entering the international judicial stage. In the report, which was presented September 5 to the Inter-American Commission ...
A new report from two local Salvadoran rights groups has provided further evidence of extrajudicial killings carried out by El Salvador's police ...
One group of police officers in El Salvador accused of running a death squad has been freed just as another group accused of trafficking illicit ...
As part of a broader investigation detailing abuses by police in El Salvador, news outlet Factum describes how officers have used social media ...
El Salvador Strikes against Death Squads Led by Army, Police ... According to the prosecutor, the mission of the death squad was to "take ...


 

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