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GENEVA (12 March 2018) – Members of the Honduran security forces, in particular the military police, used excessive – including lethal – force to control ... The human rights violations described in the report, took place “in the context of a political, economic and social crisis, which can be traced back to the ...
20 that she was being deported to Honduras, the country she fled from 12 years ago in an attempt to escape from political instability, impoverished and dangerous conditions, ... She fled because the Central American country is politically unstable, impoverished and dangerous, particularly for women.

“The region's violence is in large part driven by drug trafficking and organized crime, Business Insider writes, adding that “political instability, poverty, poor ... following what the Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security describes as “a commendable effort by the Honduran government to systematically ...
Likewise, the Honduran movement against economic imperialism - the struggle for true independence - would be fatally weakened by the exclusion of women, who make up half of the population. Until 1955 women were not even citizens in Honduras, we had no right to vote, no political or human rights ...
Maryori Urbina-Contreras is one of 68,000 unaccompanied children who flooded across the southwest border of the United States, causing a humanitarian crisis in 2014. She had risked everything when she left Honduras and traveled alone in a desperate attempt to reunite with her mother in Waukegan.
The UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) deployed, at the request of the Honduran Government, an exploratory mission to Honduras from 6 to 10 February 2018. Yesterday, Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, delivered to Mary Elizabeth Flores, Permanent Representative of ...

Apparently as reward for their support of the United States during a United Nations vote on Jerusalem, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will visit Honduras and Guatemala next week, her office announced Friday. The trip to two of the region's most troubled countries follows a lopsided U.N. General Assembly ...
Amid political unrest, violence in Honduras, TPS holders in U.S. worry about their fate ... His parents are Honduran natives who have been living in the U.S. legally for almost two decades thanks to Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, first granted to Hondurans after Hurricane Mitch ravaged the country in ...
“This is the beginning of a political offensive against the fundamental pillars that are against corruption in Honduras,” said Gabriela Castellanos, the director ... investigators from the panel and the attorney general's office raided a foundation that is one of many that channel the Honduran government's social ...
The majority of the deaths tracked by the Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras occurred as the Honduran national ... But a number of the fatalities were the result of apparently targeted attacks on community and political organizers and eco- or social activists, acts ...
Ismael Hernandez was the most recent fatal victim of police and military violence in Honduras. The 40-year-old man was killed Feb. 5 in Choloma, about 200 kilometers north of the country's capital. According to eyewitnesses and national human rights organizations, Honduran security forces launched tear ...
Honduran authorities said they have arrested an energy company executive allegedly behind the high-profile 2016 murder of prominent environmental activist Berta Caceres. Police detained electrical engineer Roberto David Castillo Mejia “as the intellectual perpetrator” behind Caceres's murder, the ...
“What we are seeing is political persecution,” says Bertha Oliva, the coordinator of COFADEH. ... 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 campaigns to disparage protesters and ...
Ten countries — El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — are currently in the program, ... (It was unable to come to a decision about the fate of 57,000 Honduran immigrants, forcing an automatic six-month extension, which will expire this spring.) ...
Honduras was the de facto U.S. military base for Contras fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Inside Honduras, U.S.-trained military units — most especially the notorious Battalion 316 — carried out a campaign of torture, extrajudicial killing, and state-sponsored terror against Honduran civilians.
The Coordinator of Spanish Non-Government Organizations in Honduras, or Congdeh, is also urging the Spanish government along with other European Union member states to help the Hondurans “find a legitimate (and) constitutional solution” to the current political crisis in the country. Nasralla, who ...
Controversy and unrest resulting from Honduras' latest presidential elections are the symptoms of a climate of political instability affecting the Central ... of the crisis such as poverty and unemployment, and to attract foreign investment and diversification of the Honduran economy, are yet to come to fruition.

Supporters of presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla hold a Honduran flag as they block a road in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been declared the winner of Honduras' disputed election, but that isn't quelling unrest from weeks of uncertainty as ...
It moved the country closer to political crisis, with supporters of Hernandez accusing the OAS of overstepping boundaries and provoking violence and supporters of Nasralla calling on protesters to take to the streets. “A war has been declared on the Honduran people,” said Edmundo Orellana Mercado, ...
MEXICO CITY — Protests snaking through city streets, nighttime curfews, a raucous political battle over a president's re-election: Honduras has been seized ... The resistance movement that sprang up to support him has endured, and the discord that split Honduran society then still defines today's divisions.
On the streets of Honduras, there is continuing unrest after presidential elections held two weeks ago are being contested. The incumbent ... KAHN: Tic-tac-toe Honduran style. Contestants ... At 64, Nasralla, tall, thin and recently married to a model almost 40 years his junior, has never held political office.
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On Sunday, the electoral commission began to review ballots that showed irregularities. The recount will be conducted using a special procedure that puts the process under the scrutiny of both political parties, international observers and the media. "We feel that the Honduran people, as we said yesterday, ...
Pope Francis says he is praying that Honduras can peacefully overcome a violent political crisis. Deadly protests have erupted in the Central American nation over a delayed vote count in a disputed presidential election. Francis told people in St. Peter's Square on Sunday he was remembering Hondurans ...
The White House announced Nov. 6 it will terminate TPS for Nicaraguans. The deadline for Honduras was extended six months, while the El ...
"It's politics over policy," says Arias, who is a TPS beneficiary from El Salvador. ... the in-country conditions in Honduras and Salvador ... at the policy ... to natural disasters, gang violence, and other economic and political strife.
Politically, deciding whether to allow migrants to remain in the U.S. under ... Honduras' economy is dominated by agriculture, and Honduran ...
Video has emerged of the shooting deaths of four Honduran ... night of May11 2012 on Honduras' Mosquito Coast, had angered US politicians.
A Honduras Political Clan and Its Criminal Fiefdom ..... of efforts by the Honduran government to tackle the crisis in its penitentiary system.
The Rise of Britain's 'New Politics' ... Two years earlier, Clinton signed off on a coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras. ... They found a political champion in a Labour Member of Parliament, ...
Justice Department officials will gather with attorneys general from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador during a Miami visit to share ...
Demonstrators protest in the wake of the 2009 coup in Honduras that ousted ... “A mobilization for the defense of Indigenous people, labor, political and .... An article in Honduran media outlet El Pulso the day after the vote on Article 590 ... Mariam Miranda · Militarization · Politics · Protest · Salvador Nasralla ...
Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights ... LGBT rights advocates in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, take part in a Pride march on July 15, 2017. ... and intersex rights advocates in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. ... “We are empowering advocates to push for more inclusive political parties and ...
It's just one part of a complicated, elusive, politically-charged overall plan for ... He joined Political Director Dave Price to discuss DACA and his ...
A demonstration on Honduras' day of independence turned violent when National ... As the crowd protested over austerity policies and political ...
The expiration deadlines for decisions on Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua, which have much larger populations of temporarily protected ...
Presidential election pushing Honduras toward a political crisis ... A supporter of Libre Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla adds to a bonfire of burning banners promoting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez during a protest claiming electoral fraud outside the Supreme Electoral ...
MEXICO CITY — Honduras was on the edge of political turmoil on Thursday, with the opposition candidate accusing vote counters of trying to “steal our victory” in an election whose results are sharply contested. The candidate, Salvador Nasralla, said Wednesday that he would not accept the count of the ...
She is now a construction worker living in Massachusetts with a 3-year-old American-born daughter. She has no home in Honduras, so if forced ...
Duke received multiple calls from Kelly pressuring her, in Duke's perception, to end Temporary Protected Status for Honduran immigrants on ...
Now the woman at right, a Honduran with TPS who's lived in the US since 1998, could be forced into the shadows. ... to stay and work in the US rather than forcing them to return to Honduras. ... were based on politically motivated factors that failed to protect nationals of .... Next Up In Politics & Policy.
“In Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, just over half of the adult ... Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political ...
The mother said she had no idea her 16-year-old daughter was coming from Honduras. The agents left once others in the trailer park started ...
In Guatemala there is a high profile battle between the politically powerful, ... CICIG investigated political leaders who siphoned off money from the public ... It has already spawned a similar approach in neighboring Honduras. ... by politics, it allied its General Prosecutor with independent external experts ...
The expiration deadlines for decisions on Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua, which have much larger populations of temporarily protected ...
Among the accepted applicants, Mexico is by far the biggest country of origin, followed by El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
In mid-July 2009, Honduran military officials sought the center's help to solve a ... Cresencio Arcos, a former U.S. ambassador to Honduras who had taken a ... they are still involved in Honduran political and military affairs, claimed. ... seen as politically expedient to get a new guy that is favorable to the U.S.”.
... of US real estate, political contributions in Honduras, and even investment ... Yankel Rosenthal served as Honduras' investment minister under current ... soccer club, the former Honduran minister also funneled bribes from drug ... he was active in politics between 2004 and 2015, serving as a member of ...
“TPS holders from Honduras and El Salvador have become valued and important members of our communities. They have started families, ...
A member of the Honduran police arrests a man during anti-gang operations in 2012 in an area controlled by gang members in Tegucigalpa, ...


 

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