The Sinuous Interference of the Clergy in the Processes of Hope in Abya Yala

Ollantay Itzamná Catholic bishop arrested in Nicaragua in rebellion against justice Regularly, in the Catholic Continent of Abya Yala, we do not hear news about “imprisonment” or “detention by justice” of bishops. Much less in countries with “progressive” governments. The “impunity” of the Catholic or evangelical hierarchy in these lands full of faith is almost…

Honduras: Xiomara Castro’s Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road

Giorgio Trucchi Five months with eyes on the re-foundation of Honduras and watching their backs On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20…

Honduras: “We, the Social Organizations, Must Remain Belligerent”

On January 27th of this year, Xiomara Castro assumed the presidency of Honduras. With a coalition of parties, organizations and social movements, the president faces a seemingly unmanageable number of challenges. Among them, to stop the plundering of the territories and to fulfill the demands that the indigenous peoples and peasants of the Central American…

From U.S. to Honduras: Socialism is Vital to Black Liberation

John Parker On Jan. 27, I was fortunate to be one of a handful of delegates from the U.S. to attend the historic inauguration of President Xiomara Castro in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Representing the Socialist Unity Party, I was part of an international delegation invited by President Castro and her Libre Party, founded by the National…

President of Honduras Blocks Indigenous Community’s Eviction

ANDREA GERMANOS Residents face riot police during an attempted eviction at Tierras del Padre, a Lenca Indigenous community between the municipalities of Ojojona and San Buenaventura, Francisco Morazan department, Honduras, on February 9, 2022. (Photo: Orlando Sierra/AFP via Getty Images) The Human Rights Ministry called the evictions a “clear violation of the human rights of…

Honduran Garifuna Doctor Who Graduated from ELAM Joins His Country’s Cabinet

Garífuna doctor graduated in Cuba and is a member of the Honduran executive. Photo: Prensa Latina Dr. Luther Castillo Harry, who on March 17, 1999, received a scholarship to study at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, was appointed Secretary of Science, Technology and Scientific Innovation of Honduras. For the representative of…

Youth Movement Organized for Social Change in Honduras

John Parker Hector Ulloea — a former student leader and member of the Libre Party — spoke at the College of Middle Education Professors in Honduras (COVEMH) to an international delegation that had been invited by President-elect Xiomara Castro to witness her inauguration. Ulloea spoke of the overwhelming support that Castro has, especially amongst the…

Xiomara Castro to Be Sworn in Amid Political Turmoil in Honduras

Zoe Alexandra Xiomara Castro addresses supporters who joined her to “keep watch” outside the National Congress. Photo: Xiomara Castro Twitter Tensions have been growing ahead of Castro’s swearing in following signs of attempts by conservative sections to undermine her proposals for transformation Xiomara Castro of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre Party) will take office…

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…