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.
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.
For Immediate Release
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
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