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Bertha Oliva

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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updated Fri. March 22, 2024

“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 ...


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