Former LIBRE mayoral candidate and beloved teacher Graciela Suazo Solano was murdered by a single gunman who accosted her outside her residence in La Ceiba on the evening of December 6. He shot her once through the heart and fled. Her cell phone was taken; her laptop and wallet were left in her bag, by her side.
Check out this great blog by California educators Adriana and Kyle, who have been doing community-based media-making solidarity work in Honduras in recent months: http://mediosdelpueblo.wordpress.com/, twitter handle @mediosdelpueblo
Call and demand a stop to the terrorization and criminalization of the campesinos.
Colonel German Alfaro Escalante, Commander of Xantruch III: 011-504-3396-4477
Below is an English translation of a MUCA Alert [from Greg McCain] regarding further persecution of campesino leaders of the La Panama community. (El original en español sigue el inglés)
Alert: Operation Xatruch takes up a manhunt of campesino leaders of the Panama community in the Lower Aguan
El Paraíso Copan, November 25th, 2013
Incident report from German Espinal Zúniga, esq. (my translation)
This report details the events that took place in the Minerva School in the community of La Playona in the municipality of El Paraíso, Copan.
This morning at Toncontín Airport, Austrian anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Leo Gabriel, member of the EU's election observation team, spoke out against the EU's official whitewashing report. Another person on the inside who requested to remain anonymous told me that in fact the majority of the members on the EU observation delegation were not in agreement with the official statement claiming the elections were transparent and fair, but were afraid of losing their jobs and/or future lucrative observation opportunities if they spoke out.
EU observers arriving at the airport:
An interview I gave to John Holman of CCTV Saturday night.
Radio Globo statement in English (see http://www.hondurassolidarity.org/2013/11/24/military-presence-at-radio-... for more detail):
Radio Globo denounces, that at this time, approximately 6:20am, military authorities arrived, since last night, at the antennas of transmission for Radio Globo and Channel 11, stations which did not submit to the gag order that the TSE (Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal) aims to impose on the country.
Brittany Peterson from Voice of Russia interviewed me a couple days ago. It's available HERE