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The current Honduran political crisis has been developing since June of 2009 when there was a military coup that removed then president Manuel Zelaya. The country has experienced weakened democratic processes, increasing human rights violations and ongoing militarization in the intervening years.
The report, “Human Rights Violations in the Context of the 2017 Honduran Elections,” published on March 12, outlines how the parameters of the state ... 26, the Center for Justice and International Law and the Coalition Against Impunity in Honduras, made up of 58 civil society organizations, denounced the ...

I myself spent four months in Honduras in the aftermath of the coup—or the “presidential succession,” as the Honduran right wing dubbed it—and was thus able to witness the total impunity with which state security forces operated. While anti-coup protests were overwhelmingly and almost exasperatingly ...
One clear example is the US support for the 2009 coup in Honduras, which has since seen the country become the murder capital of the world for social and environmental activists. The US even recently intervened during the Honduran elections in December, recognising the pro-US candidate as President ...
The U.S. did all this while being in full knowledge that what was unfolding in Honduras was a coup. By July 24, 2009, less than a month after the coup, the White House, Clinton and many others were in receipt of a cable called “Open and Shut: the Case of the Honduran Coup” that was sent from the U.S. ...
The mainstream media long ago abrogated its responsibility of accurately informing the public on U.S. foreign policy. Instead, it appears the media view their role as building support for whatever our political or military leaders are selling. For example, the George W. Bush administration and the leading ...

UN Experts on Torture Denounce Mexico, Honduras over Abuses ... Melzer said he was extremely concerned about the torture and other ill-treatment practices in Turkey which significantly increased after the 2016 failed coup, especially against journalists and human rights defenders. Michel Forst ...
In an interview in late January with Radio Progreso, a former Honduran army captain, Santos Orellana Rodriguez, said that Honduras' military intelligence is ... The concentration of executive power over public institutions since the 2009 coup, she said, has enabled the government to disguise injustices in ...
Honduran opposition gathered in protest the visit of US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on February 27. ... The attempt by Zelaya to rewrite Honduras' constitution through a public national referendum in 2009 concluded with a coup d'etat after several institutions, including the Supreme Court of Justice, ...
Berta Zuniga Caceres: 'It's not about elections – the Honduran people reject the policies of plundering, death and violence of the state' ... beginning to carry out the project to re-found Honduras, a project created shortly before the 2009 coup d'etat — nevertheless, it continued to be upheld and developed.
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.
The attempt by former President Manuel Zelaya to rewrite Honduras' Constitution through a public national referendum in 2009 concluded with a coup d'etat after several institutions, including the Supreme Court of Justice, declared the referendum illegal. The Coalition and CEJIL also denounced state ...
... that history always repeats itself: the coup against president Manuel Zelaya in 2009 as tragedy and the electoral fraud of 2017 as farce. On June 28, 2009, 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.
... and stands accused across the Americas of being a CIA operative because of involvement in coups and counter-insurgency operations including the 2002 coup in Venezuela and the 2009 coup in Honduras. Just days before the election Reich was quoted on the front pages of the Honduran mainstream ...
The attempt by former President Manuel Zelaya to rewrite Honduras' Constitution through a public national referendum in 2009 concluded with a coup d'etat after several institutions, including the Supreme Court of Justice, declared the referendum illegal. The Coalition and CEJIL also denounced state ...
The consequences of a coup in Venezuela would be highly unpredictable, and potentially catastrophic, given the steady rise of the military's power and ... Only a few years ago, the armed forces in Honduras arrested the democratically elected president in the middle of the night and flew him to Costa Rica ...
"This brazen attack against a journalist on live television is a frightening example of the dangers journalists in Honduras face simply for doing their job," said ... Silva has faced threats and harassment dating back to the coup that ousted former President Manuel Zelaya in 2009 when he covered human rights ...

New York, February 16, 2018--Honduran authorities should take swift action to identify and bring to justice the man who attempted to stab television ... "This brazen attack against a journalist on live television is a frightening example of the dangers journalists in Honduras face simply for doing their job," said ...
Threats like these are not unusual in Honduras — one of the most dangerous countries for the LGBTQ community. After a 2009 military coup, violence spiked and LGBTQ individuals became targets. According to Cattrachas, a Honduran lesbian rights organization, almost 280 members of the LGBTQ ...
These objections hold true regarding recent US coups, including in Venezuela and Honduras, Ukraine and Brazil, among others. Allende died in the coup and wrote his last words to the people of Chile, especially the workers, “Long live the people! Long live the workers!” He was replaced by Augusto ...
Observers of Latin America echo the alarm, pointing especially to recent events in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Honduras. What should we make of it all? ... These three pillars together stabilized democracy: for instance, thwarting an attempted coup in Paraguay in 1996. In many other cases, the strength of ...
A Honduran I was with joked sadly, “In Honduras, you don't even have to get out of bed to be targeted with violence by the police.” ... Canadian companies, mostly in garment manufacturing and mining, have reaped major profits in Honduras since the 2009 U.S. and Canada-backed military coup, thanks in ...
The US has been called out for its double standards on Central and South American human rights issues following the inauguration of Honduran President ... In recent decades, the US has intervened in military coups there to protect its commercial interests, embedding a conservative, Americanised elite.
... that history always repeats itself: the coup against president Manuel Zelaya in 2009 as tragedy and the electoral fraud of 2017 as farce. On June 28, 2009, 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.
This is not, however, the beginning of the challenges that face Honduran democracy. The problems evident in the 2017 Honduras Presidential Election are reminiscent of that country's 2009 coup. Both events highlight the need for stable electoral rules, the dangers of reelection manipulation, and effective ...
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 ...
Nine years ago, the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by the armed forces of Honduras. The coup was promptly denounced by countries across Latin America, but the United States quickly moved to recognize the government that was installed following the coup. To contest the ...
So in this fight for hegemony Honduras is not allowed to join the struggle. After the almost total loss of legitimacy by the Honduran institutions, especially after the 2009 coup, the 2013 fraud and the most recent fraud which is even more blatant than the previous one, the “seal” of approval for the elections ...
General Romeo Vasquez, the head of the Honduran military and the man who led the coup, graduated from the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, an institution that has trained countless Latin American officers implicated in coups and human rights abuses. In Washington, President Obama ...
Thousands of people participated in the protests -- including Nasralla and former President Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed in a coup in 2009 -- and lawmaker Jari Dixon of the Liberty and Refoundation (Libre) party was also hurt as they turned violent. Zelaya, who attempted to reach where the first ...
The Honduran people have made no secret of their distaste for the kinds of U.S.-backed politicking that has spilt blood in their country for decades. ... The notorious 2009 coup in Honduras unleashed an unprecedented surge in natural resource grabs, marketed as an 'open for business plan' to satisfy the ...
Though the Obama administration, after some hesitation, joined the rest of the region in condemning the Honduran coup, it actively sought to keep Zelaya from returning to Honduras. Later the State Department announced its support for elections under the coup government without the prior restoration of ...
Though the Obama administration, after some hesitation, joined the rest of the region in condemning the Honduran coup, it actively sought to keep Zelaya from returning to Honduras. Later the State Department announced its support for elections under the coup government without the prior restoration of ...
"The president is Nasralla," former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya—who was ousted by a U.S.-backed coup in 2009 and now serves as the leftist opposition's chief coordinator—reportedly declared. "Nobody should obey a usurper government." Human rights experts from the United Nations and ...
The Society of Jesus has denounced threats made against the outspoken Honduran priest, who has highlighted accusations of widespread irregularities ... The 2009 coup occurred after opponents accused then-President Manuel Zelaya of illegally preparing an attempted re-election; Honduras had allowed ...
Behind the 2009 military coup were the Honduran oligarchy and Washington. The Obama administration opposed Zelaya because he was aligning Honduras with the left-wing governments of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador that came to power in the 2000s. For the Honduran ruling class, the coup was a ...
It is tragically ironic that the U.S.-backed leadership in Honduras is the one directly linked to drug smuggling, repression and violence, while the Trump administration targets ordinary Honduran immigrants and refugees fleeing the post-coup regime, even unfairly labeling them as narcotraffickers and ...
She said the country is living a crisis not seen since the 2009 military coup, which ousted democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya. COFADEH has documented at least 30 protest-related deaths since the election, she said. Honduran police have confirmed 17 deaths, according to The Associated ...
“This has been a 'coup against democracy' in Honduras,” said Victoria Cervantes of the Honduras Solidarity Network. ... It is critical that the US immediately suspend all aid to Honduran security forces and not recognize the presidential election results as valid amidst ongoing fraud, violence, and repression.
The international community must press the Honduran government to agree to a full and transparent recount — and, if it becomes necessary, to a new election. Pressure from the United States is particularly important. Although the U.S. often tolerated and even supported coups in Latin America during the ...
Eight years ago, a leftist president was ousted by a coup in a fight over what his opponents said was a plan to overturn the constitutional ban on a second presidential term. The resistance movement that sprang up to support him has endured, and the discord that split Honduran society then still defines ...
Honduras, the second poorest and most unequal country in the Americas, has been plagued by a deadly mix of violence, impunity and corruption since a July 2009 coup ushered the National party into power, where it has remained despite allegations of state sponsored killings, electoral fraud and links to ...
People react after demonstrators clashed with police during a protest against the re-election of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez in ... Video and photographic evidence has also been provided which appears to show former president Manuel Zelaya, deposed in a coup in 2009, being attacked ...
And now, amid serious accusations that the recent presidential elections in Honduras were stolen, where are the voices condemning the killing of protesters there ... It was supremely ironic: the military coup in 2009 was predicated on the charge that the left-leaning president at the time, Manuel Zelaya, was ...
It is tragically ironic that the U.S.-backed leadership in Honduras is the one directly linked to drug smuggling, repression and violence, while the Trump administration targets ordinary Honduran immigrants and refugees fleeing the post-coup regime, even unfairly labeling them as narcotraffickers and ...
She said the country is living a crisis not seen since the 2009 military coup, which ousted democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya. COFADEH has documented at least 30 protest-related deaths since the election, she said. Honduran police have confirmed 17 deaths, according to The Associated ...
Eight years ago, a leftist president was ousted by a coup in a fight over what his opponents said was a plan to overturn the constitutional ban on a second presidential term. The resistance movement that sprang up to support him has endured, and the discord that split Honduran society then still defines ...
After the coup against Zelaya in 2009, Maduro was one of the few Latin American foreign ministers who committed personally to taking Zelaya to the Honduran border and risking his life to defend democracy in Honduras. But this is about taking advantage of the media propaganda of him being a dictator to ...
For many, what is at stake is the credibility of Honduran democracy, which is still reeling from a 2009 military coup against the populist president Manuel Zelaya. The political turmoil will probably have far-reaching consequences, and the United States, which wields considerable influence in the country, ...
Honduran police went on strike yesterday, refusing to suppress protests against ballot-rigging in last week's election. Opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, who insists the election was stolen from him, urged the army to follow suit. The national police, including the feared Cobra commandos, ...


 

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