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Forcible seizure of daughter of human rights defender Sandra Zambrano

CLICK HERE to see original action alert on Front Line Defenders website and to Take Action (en español aquí).

On 20 June 2013, at approximately 1pm, the 16-year-old daughter of human rights defender Ms Sandra Zambrano was forced into a car by two unknown men and held for approximately three hours. The incident took place near the Juan Ramón Molina National Library in the centre of Tegucigalpa.

Honduran probe 'quashed' by U.S. Authorities?

Click title to see full story at AJE's Inside Story Americas:

Honduras probe 'quashed' by US authorities?
We speak to survivors of the 2012 Honduras shooting amid claims the investigation was subdued by US state department.

Cardin Leads Senate Call for Accountability in Honduras for Human Rights Violations

For Immediate Release
CONTACTS:
Sue Walitsky (English) 202-224-4524
Angel Colón-Rivera (En Español) 301-860-0414
June 18, 2013

CARDIN LEADS SENATE CALL FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN HONDURAS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Tinfoil Hat Conspiracy Theorists

Meant to post this a month ago, but better now than never! Noted intellectual and diplomatic spouse Dan Kubiske has provided me, Noam Chomsky, Greg Grandin, Oliver Stone, Miguel Tinker Salas, Ed Herman, and numerous other scholars, filmmakers and writers with a fabulous new band name.

Land Grab: Green Neoliberalism, Gender, and Garifuna Resistance in Honduras

Click on book image to order Keri Vacanti Brondo's new book Land Grab, hot off the presses!

Campo Minado: La Minería y la transformación del campo Hondureño

A great short film by Lazar Konforti about resistance to open-pit mining in El Corpus, Honduras by the U.S. company Razor Resources:

Campo Minado: La Minería y la transformación del campo Hondureño from lazar konforti on Vimeo.

Victory: Trial of Berta Caceres suspended following massive wave of protests worldwide

From Escribana:
Victory: Trial of Berta Caceres suspended following massive wave of protests worldwide
Posted on June 14, 2013

By Margie Thompson, Escribana

The indigenous Lenca leader of COPINH and feminist activist Berta Caceres left the courthouse in Santa Barbara in NW Honduras this afternoon to the cheers of hundreds of supporters when she announced that the judge had temporarily suspended her trial due to insufficient evidence.

From Honduras Leaks: Illegal campaigning in US for JOH by Honduran embassy, consulate staff

The new blog Honduras Leaks has a very interesting post called ESCÁNDALO EN DIPLOMACIA HONDUREÑA: Los cónsules de Honduras en USA pedirán dólares y utilizarán emigrantes para campañas a favor de Juan Orlando Hernández, detailing the illegal campaign led by Eva Fernández and drawing on consulate and embassy resources to campaign and fundraise for National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernández among Hondurans living in the U.S., who have the right to vote in the November elections.

Leaked State Department Memo’s “DEA Shootings in Honduras” Portion, Dissected

From CEPR's Americas Blog:

Leaked State Department Memo’s “DEA Shootings in Honduras” Portion, Dissected
Written by Dan Beeton and Alexander Main
Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:10

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