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…

Berta Cáceres in Her Own Words

Asís Castellanos and Adrienne Pine Berta Cáceres, photo provided by Silvio Carrillo and used with permission of COPINH. Much of what has been written about Lenca/Honduran activist Berta Cáceres has focused on her identifications as an Indigenous woman and as an environmentalist. While neither is false, those two facts alone paint an anemic picture of…

For Berta Cáceres, “Any Injustice Was Her Battle”

Hilary Goodfriend The March 2, 2016 assassination of venerated Honduran social movement leader Berta Cáceres sent shockwaves around the world. In her new book from Verso, Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet, journalist Nina Lakhani describes the fraught process that led, two years later, to the…

Honduras During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Why We Shouldn’t Go Back to “Normal”

Karen SpringOn May 5, a group of Afro-indigenous Garifuna men stood guard at the entrance of La Travesía community in the department of Cortes in northern Honduras. The men were fumigating vehicles, documenting the traffic transiting through their community, and implementing other bio security measures as part of community-led prevention efforts to stop the spread…

Resistance in Times of Coronavirus in Honduras

Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla The consequences of the planetary contagion with COVID 19 are, at this point, incalculable. Specialists are forced to change their forecasts every day, and they sound increasingly apocalyptic. Saving the economy is the focus of attention of the world’s elites, while the media debates the lethality of the virus, as if…

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…