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Honduras: Where The Blood Flows And The Rivers Are Dammed

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Honduras: Where The Blood Flows And The Rivers Are Dammed
Dams Funded By Foreign Investors Are Threatening The Cultural Heritage And Livelihood Of Honduras Indigenous Peoples
By Lauren Carasik

Honduras: International Observation and Solidarity Mission with the Honduran Resistance Visited Communities in Resistance

Below is the English translation of the article Honduras: Misión de Observación y Solidaridad Internacional con la Resistencia Hondureña visitó comunidades en resistencia‏, courtesy of Greg McCain. Please click link to see original with photos.

Honduras: International Observation and Solidarity Mission with the Honduran Resistance Visited Communities in Resistance

A delegation of the Joint Social Movements of ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas) conducted an Observation and International Solidarity Mission with the Honduran Resistance.

The delegation met with different Honduran social movements, especially with those communities in conflict, facing violent actions of expropriation of their lands, of their common property, of their rights as peoples, and of their lives.

Together with members of Honduran social movements, the delegation visited the communities of Rio Blanco who, together with COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), are confronted with the decision to install a hydroelectric dam at Rio Gualcarque. This is one of many concessions the government of Porfirio Lobo has made to transnational corporations who are "buying up" Honduras, both the common property of the people and their territories. In order to do this, they need to repress the people who defend their rights to the land. In this case it has been handed over to the Chinese transnational Sinohydro which is joined by the Honduran company DESA.

LIBRE Youth Communique: Temporary Kidnapping and Threats to General Secretary of LIBRE Youth

LIBRE Youth Communique: Temporary Kidnapping and Threats to General Secretary of LIBRE Youth
(translation from Brigitte Gynther, SOAW)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Yesterday, Thursday, August 8th during the evening, Darwin Barahona, the General Secretary of LIBRE Youth, was kidnapped for a few moments in the Kennedy neighborhood of Tegucigalpa. Then he was abandoned and stripped of his car. When he was kidnapped, he was accompanied by Nelson Colindres, Secretary of Political Formation in the Department of El Paraiso.

Campesino Félix Corea dies from wounds suffered in attack by Azunosa company

Felix Corea died from his injuries yesterday after being run over by a car that witnesses identified as belong to the AZUNSA sugar company. Below is the alert sent out by Convergencia Refundacional (the Refoundational Space):

Refoundacional Space
URGENT!! URGENT!! URGENT!! URGENT!! URGENT!!

FELIX COREA, MEMBER OF CNTC OF EL PROGRESO, WAS MURDERED YESTERDAY BY INDIVIDUALS WHO DROVE A CAR WITHOUT LICENSE PLATES WHICH ACCORDING TO WITNESSES BELONGS TO THE AZUNOSA COMPANY.

Urgent Alert: LGBTI Human Rights defender is attacked on a public street

Tegucigalpa, 09 August 2013

Urgent Alert: LGBTI Human Rights defender is attacked on a public street (translation from PROAH)

APUVIMEH (Association for a Better Life) would like to alert the national and international community to the following:

From Greg McCain: Campesino activist Felix Corea attacked by sugar company Azunosa

Around midday today, 10/08, Felix Corea member of CNTC in El Progreso was deliberately run over by a car belonging to the AZUNOSA sugar company [my comment-Azunosa, like Dinant, gets greenwashed by WWF], eyewitnesses said, and is in critical condition at San Pedro Sula.

Nomás que salga...

In honor of the release of Caro Quintero (while refraining from issuing an opinion on said release), I present to you El TRI:

Dudley Althaus Writes a Dud of an Article on Drug Violence in Honduras

A very bad article titled Very bad things are happening in Honduras is getting a lot of circulation. It's sensational and sloppy, not necessarily in that order. It is written by Dudley Althaus, who also writes for that repository of Drug War propaganda, InSight Crime.

Campesinos from MUCA participate under duress in the 4th Latin American RSPO Conference in San Pedro Sula Honduras

Campesinos from MUCA participate under duress in the 4th Latin American RSPO Conference in San Pedro Sula Honduras
(translation of this Tuesday, August 6 press release by Vicki Cervantes)

This afternoon the IV Latin American Conference of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), its English abbreviation, began in the city of San Pedro Sula, an event that is being organized by the Agricultural and Ranching Secretariat (SAG) the Federation of Palm Growers and African Palm Industries of Honduras, with the support of FUNDERM, WWF, SNV and SOLIDARIDAD.

Expanding Palm Oil Empires In The Name Of 'Green Energy' And 'Sustainable Development'

See original in English and Spanish at Food First's site. Suggested actions below!

Expanding Palm Oil Empires In The Name Of 'Green Energy' And 'Sustainable Development'

Press Release By: Rights Action, Rainforest Rescue, Biofuelwatch and Food First

6th August 2013 – International environmental and human rights campaigners condemn the 4th Latin American Palm Oil Conference to be held by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Honduras on 6th-8th August

From 6th-8th August, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is holding its 4th Latin American Conference on so-called sustainable palm oil in Honduras [1]. (Conference website: http://rspo2013.com/). Environmental and social campaigners have been shocked to learn that one event sponsor is the palm oil company Dinant Corporation, owned and controlled by Miguel Facusse, the largest landowner in Honduras. They are calling on World Wildlife Fund WWF and three other organisations to withdraw from and denounce the conference being held in Honduras due to the Dinant’s sponsorship of the event and the serious human rights implications [2].

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