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Honduran Coodinator of COFADEH (Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras) Bertha Oliva poses for a photo, in front of a banner with faces of those deatined and disappeared during the 1980s, after hearing the news that John D. Negroponte was appointed as U.S. intelligence chief, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005. Negroponte was ambassador in Honduras between 1981 and 1985.
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“Honduras is a pressure cooker in every single aspect,” said Bertha Oliva, director of the Committee for Families of the Disappeared and Detainees in Honduras. “We are seeing an unprecedented violation of human rights.” Repression by the state has continued even months after the election, analysts say.
I had arrived at the Tegucigalpa offices of the Honduran human rights organization Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) at 8:30 that morning to meet with Bertha Oliva, the organization's director. Bertha, it turned out, was not at the office but at Flor del Campo police station ...

A former dam development company executive has been arrested in the 2016 killing of renowned indigenous and environmental activist Berta Caceres, Honduran authorities announced Friday. Two years after gunmen barged into her home in the city of La Esperanza, it was the ninth arrest in the case but ...
Bertha Oliva, co-founder and director of the Honduran human rights organization COFADEH, has been defending human rights and fighting for justice for historic and ongoing abuses in the Central American country for over three decades. COFADEH formed to search and demand justice for the victims of ...
"Declaring who is the winner and who is the loser won't resolve the problem because the crisis is installed," COFADEH coordinator Bertha Oliva told Al Jazeera hours before the announcement of the curfew. "Impunity and militarisation are established in the country and there are no immediate proposals to ...
... crisis, Hondurans are worried that the unrest may continue past the point of a victory declaration. "Declaring who is the winner and who is the loser won't resolve the problem because the crisis is installed," Bertha Oliva, coordinator of human rights organisation COFADEH told Al Jazeera earlier this week.

"Declaring who is the winner and who is the loser won't resolve the problem because the crisis is installed," COFADEH coordinator Bertha Oliva told Al Jazeera hours before the announcement of the curfew. "Impunity and militarisation are established in the country and there are no immediate proposals to ...
Bertha Oliva, co-founder and director of the Honduran human rights organization COFADEH, has been defending human rights and fighting for justice for historic and ongoing abuses in the Central American country for over three decades. COFADEH formed to search and demand justice for the victims of ...
At 4 a.m. on June 28, 2009, a battalion of 150 masked Honduran soldiers under ... Bertha Oliva, founder of the Committee of Relatives of the ...
Im zentralamerikanischen Honduras ist erneut ein Umweltaktivist und ... wie Bertha Oliva von der Menschenrechtsgruppe Komitee der Familien ...
USF's School of Americas Watch (SOA) group rushed into a room in Columbus, Georgia, inching in to hear the words of Bertha Oliva, a leader ...
Honduras has long been one of Washington's most "captive nations" in Central America, never independent from US dominance. Bertha Oliva ...
Meet Bertha Oliva, whose husband was forcibly disappeared in Honduras and is now a leading human rights defender speaking up for those ...
The U.S. maintains a very close relationship with Honduran military. Since a ... At a congressional briefing in April, Bertha Oliva, founder of the ...
Targeted assassinations of Indigenous and campesino leaders, journalists, and human rights defenders have spiked since the 2009 ...
THREE WEEKS AGO, Honduran activist Gaspar Sanchez spoke at a briefing ... Bertha Oliva compared the current situation to the early 1980s, ...
Honduran human rights activist Bertha Oliva told NotiCen, a publication of the University of New Mexico, that promoters of both REDs and ...

Dina Meza says she had little choice about what type of reporting she would pursue when she left journalism college in Honduras. Just as she ...
Bertha Oliva is the General Coordinator of COFADEH, the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared and Detained in Honduras. Bertha's ...
The coordinator of one rights group, Bertha Oliva of the Committee of Families of People Detained and Disappeared in Honduras, told AFP that Santos Sevilla was killed in his home Friday in Montana de La Flor, a village 100 kilometers (60 miles) north ...
Honduras has long been one of Washington's most "captive nations" in Central America, never independent from US dominance.
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.
Featured Speakers/Guests: Bertha Oliva, founder and coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras; Silvia Ayala, lawyer and former congresswoman for the Unificaci n Democr tica party; Coritza Diaz, journalist and educator; ...
The Honduran Human Rights organization CODAFEH, headed by the long time human rights campaigner Bertha Oliva, sees the current wave of repression in Honduras as the continuation of the old Battalion 316's reign of terror. Among the demands of ...
The Honduran Human Rights organization CODAFEH, headed by the long time human rights campaigner Bertha Oliva, sees the current wave of repression in Honduras as the continuation of the old Battalion 316's reign of terror. Among the demands of ...
Members of the Indigenous movement of murdered Honduran environmental leader Berta Caceres have warned that there are death squads operating in the territories that the slain activist long fought to defend that are akin to the brutal Cold War-era and ...
Bertha Oliva compared the current situation to the early 1980s, when the CIA funded, armed, and trained Honduran government death squads that murdered hundreds of opposition activists.


 

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