Tumult in Honduras as Libre Members Betray President-Elect Xiomara Castro

Steve Lalla Following the betrayal of 18 members of the Libre party, Luis Redondo and Jorge Cálix were sworn in as presidents of the National Congress of Honduras in two parallel events, leading to a complicated situation in the Central American nation. The betrayal by Libre Congress members and their selection of Cálix violated the political alliance agreed…

How Canada Propped Up the Honduran Narco-Regime

Honduras is returning to democracy with the inauguration of Xiomara Castro, set for January. In Toronto, we spoke to Grahame Russell, Director of Rights Action, to hear about Canada’s role in the Honduran coup dictatorship and how Trudeau maintains the same imperialist policies as the Conservatives.

COPINH: Revelations in the Netherlands Prove the Lenca People Right

Photo from Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos Credit: Daniel Cima/CIDH AQUI ESPAÑOL The FMO bank of the Netherlands is sanctioned for not complying with anti-money laundering regulations and at the same time terminates all relations with the FICOHSA bank of Honduras. COPINH and the Global Justice Association (legal representative of COPINH in the Netherlands) make…

The US is at a Loss in Central America

Stephen Sefton In November 2008, while ambassador to Nicaragua, death-squad manager nonpareil John Negroponte’s long time torture and terror campaign sidekick, Robert Callahan, remarked to a reporter in Managua, “US foreign policy toward Latin America has not changed in 50 years and is unlikely to do so under President Obama”. Just months later, the June…

2021: Political Turning Point in Central America and the Caribbean

Mision Verdad No day is like the previous one in the Central American and Caribbean region (Photo: @minednicaragua / Twitter). With the background noise of migration to the United States and the recent victory of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Central America and the Caribbean are at a turning point that will play an important role…

Honduras: Xiomara Castro de Zelaya Proclaimed President-Elect

Xiomara Castro, proclaimed president-elect of Honduras and first woman to govern the country, celebrated her triumph at the polls this Sunday and announced that she will form a government of “reconciliation”, of “peace and justice”. Although the scrutiny continues, the candidate of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) is imposed with a wide advantage to…

Honduras: 12 Years Later, Defeat of the Coup d’état Regime

Ollantay Itzamná Colors of the National party (blue) and Libre party (red). Drawing. Internet According to the preliminary computation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on the results of the 2021 general elections, after 40% of the vote tallies, Xiomara Castro, candidate of the Libre party, obtained more than 53% of the votes, followed by Nasry…

Xiomara Castro Brings Hope to Hondurans

Álvaro Verzi Rangel Hondurans elected the leader of the Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), Xiomara Castro, as the new president of the nation and successor to Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), questioned for corruption and drug trafficking, whose National Party was ousted after 12 years of power, reached after the “soft coup” against Manuel Zelaya, coincidentally…