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.
A great short film by Lazar Konforti about resistance to open-pit mining in El Corpus, Honduras by the U.S. company Razor Resources:
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.
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.
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
State Department whistleblower Aurelia Fedenisn confirms what we already knew about Ahuas. From the NY Post (ignore the Lindsay Graham quotes):
State Department stymied probe into shooting of four Hondurans, whistleblower says
Hill’s team eyed in Honduras-slay ‘coverup’
By GEOFF EARLE and S.A. MILLER Post Correspondents
Last Updated: 4:53 AM, June 12, 2013
Posted: 2:43 AM, June 12, 2013
A study in opposites in recent news about Honduras:
A good article focusing on Dina Meza, from the Independent:
Voices in Danger: In Honduras, they come after your family too [subtitled] Dina Meza got into investigative journalism when her brother was "disappeared"; now her own children face the same threat from the targets of her work
...and more awful reporting from NPR this morning:
Berta Cáceres is being sent to a kangaroo coup court tomorrow for her leadership role in defending Lenca territory, and needs all of our support.
COMMUNIQUE AND CALL TO ACTION FOR THE FREEDOM OF BERTA CACERES
Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)