Bertha Zuñiga: “My Mother’s Dream Has Not Faded Away”

Ezequiel Sanchez From Tegucigalpa. Today marks four years since the assassination of Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist Berta Cáceres. To commemorate the occasion and reaffirm that Cáceres continues to live in the memory and actions of her people, in the “imaginary of resistance”, Página12 interviewed her daughter and successor. Bertha Zúñiga, the current General Coordinator…

Manuel Zelaya Rosales: “Lawfare is a Weapon Against the People”

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla Last week, a meeting of prominent figures was held at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of Lawfare (the use of the judicial system for political persecution). This issue has become increasingly relevant in recent years as a result of the legal persecution of progressive leaders, especially in…

Racism in Honduras: New Attack on Garifuna Leader in Masca

On the evening of Saturday, December 28, Mrs. Ignacia Piota Martinez, a Garifuna from the community of Masca, was attacked by a mestizo and sustained seven gunshot wounds. She was immediately taken to Puerto Cortés and later to San Pedro Sula where she is in stable condition. Ignacia, 70 years old, was the sister of…

Enough of the Killings of the Garifuna People!

In response to the spate of murders of Garifunas that has occurred in recent months, we express our total rejection of the narrative of violence that has taken hold of Honduras, which is being used as political tool as well as a strategy of dispossession to foment the exodus, which has been institutionalized in Honduras….

Honduras: The Farce of the War on Drugs and Narco-Democracy

Since the 2009 coup d’état, Honduras has been turned into a political laboratory, making it possible to condense the history of the last decade into a narcocorrido where the blue and red car gangs dedicated themselves to drug trafficking and the looting of the country; all under the discreet gaze and complicity of the Obama…

Indigenous Land Defender, Milgen Idán Soto Ávila, Assassinated in Honduras

Zoe PC Milgen Idán Soto Ávila 29 years old, holds up a picture of his cousin Samael Matute,  assassinated because of his struggle in defense of the territory and ancestral forest. Social movements in Honduras are mourning the assassination of Milgen Idán Soto Ávila, a 29-year-old member of the Tolupán Indigenous community and of the…