From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand

Don Fitz March 2, 2021 was the five year anniversary of the murder of Berta Cáceres, who opposed the Agua Zarca dam in Honduras. That date was less than one month after the deaths of dozens of people from Tehri Dam disaster in Uttarakhand, India. The two stories together tell us far more about consequences…

Honduras: Five Years Demanding Justice

Peoples Dispatch Berta’s organization, COPINH, has called for a series of global actions to intensify the struggle demanding justice in her case Five years have passed since Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta was the co-founder and coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and…

Guatemalan Security Forces Repress Honduran Migrant Caravan Heading Towards the US

Peoples Dispatch Guatemalan security forces repressed thousands of Honduran migrants with tear gas and stun grenades on January 17, in the town of Vado Hondo, in the department of Chiquimula, bordering Honduras. Photo: Prensa Libre Guatemalan military and police forces, on January 17, repressed the caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants and prevented them from…

A New Migrant Caravan Leaves from Honduras for the US

Peoples Dispatch Over 3,000 Hondurans departed from the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for the United States on the early morning of January 15 to escape hunger, insecurity and misery. Photo: Prensa Libre Over 3,000 Hondurans have embarked on a perilous journey to the US in the absence of a response from the far-right…

The Evolution of US-Backed Death Squads in Honduras

T.J. Coles Photo Source Capt. Thomas Cieslak – CC BY 2.0 The Pathology of U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. intelligence agencies and corporations have pushed back against the so-called Pink Tide, the coming to power of socialistic governments in Central and South America. Examples include: the slow-burning attempt to overthrow Venezuela’s President; Nicolás Maduro; the initially…

Honduras: Hurricane Eta, Climatic Chaos and a Collapsed State

Flood-affected people cross a street on a boat in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta in La Lima, Honduras, Nov. 7, 2020. With an official death toll of 63 and thousands of victims as a result of Tropical Storm ETA, which hit the northern coast of Nicaragua with an intensity of 4 on the Safir scale,…

What is Happening with the Berta Cáceres Case?

Zoe PC In March 2021, 5 years will have passed since the assassination of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras. 56 months have passed since the assassination of Honduran Indigenous revolutionary Berta Cáceres. To this day, those who planned the murder of the leader of the Lenca community are yet to be punished. Her organization,…

Hurricane Eta in Honduras: Economy, Politics and Covid-19

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla Someone commented on social networks that hurricanes are nothing new, they happen every year in a season that runs from June to November, in the Caribbean. Honduras has been hit by 10 major hurricanes since records began in the 1960s. The most deadly have been Fifi in 1974, Mitch in 1998…

100+ Days Without Garifuna Community Members

Over 100 days have passed since 5 members of the Garifuna community in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras were kidnapped by armed men dressed in police uniforms. Four of the five who were abducted are members of OFRANEH, a grassroots organization of the Afro-descendant and indigenous Garifuna community in Honduras. OFRANEH, along with other Honduran…

Honduras: One Woman Murdered Every 26 Hours

Giorgio Trucchi In Honduras there is a worrying upsurge in gender-based violence, a tragedy that has deepened during the months of confinement due to the pandemic and in the chronic absence of public policies. The Observatory on Violence of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (OV-UNAH) estimates that 6,137 women have lost their lives to…

Bolivia: The CIA is Managing the Electoral Campaign of the De Facto Government

Marka Abya Yala The Áñez government hired the same lobbyist as the government that overthrew Zelaya in Honduras. As many critics have pointed out, the Bolivian cycle bears a striking similarity to the coup d’etat that overthrew Honduran President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya a decade ago. The leftist leader was removed from office by the military,…

Interview with Bertha Zúniga: David Castillo Must Face Trial

After suspending successive preliminary hearings set to evaluate the opening of the trial against David Castillo for a year and a half, the Honduran justice system announced on August 26 that an oral and public trial would be held against this man, a military intelligence officer trained at West Point, also known as an entrepreneur…