Stories about Honduras
"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."
"The country is in pain. Telling these stories means it’s also necessary to tell what causes them, but that’s just where more problems begin."
Hondurans live in a narco-state whose leadership is supported by the United States and which suffers from widespread corruption, gender violence, gang control, land-grabs, and the effects of climate change.
"Mexico has a long and proud tradition of open doors to persecuted people, in exile, or victims of violence [...] Why are there first and second class exiles and refugees?"
Hondurans fear censorship as congress debates Internet and social media regulation.
"The people are in the streets because they can’t take it anymore. Because they denied people their rights."
Protesters have long been victims of extrajudicial assassinations and arbitrary incarcerations. Now they have simply been criminalized.
"I was attacked in Mexico City and that’s why I decided to keep moving. I feel more welcome in Tijuana. Staying busy helps me forget about things."
A Year After Berta Cáceres’ Assassination, the Struggle for Land in Honduras Continues—and So Do the Threats
"We strive to make energy a human right. It should be part of the common property and therefore the people should have a say in it."
Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”
"We demand that the Honduras government put an end to the murders of environmental activists. Stop killing us for defending our rights."
Recent murders are affecting indigenous people’s efforts to protect the environment.
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
Polarization and Dehumanization: Two Keys to Understanding the Assassination of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres
Hedme Sierra Castro, a Honduran human rights advocate, shares context on Honduras, a land vulnerable to impunity and abuse of native communities.
After years of environmental activism and fighting for indigenous communities, human rights champion Berta Caceres was assassinated in Honduras today.
A Scottish military man promised there were fortunes to be made in Poyais. The problem? Poyais didn't exist.
"...I thought it was the best way that people could defend themselves, by being on the strong side rather than the weak one."
A Week Before a Huge Vote, Demonstrators Fill Guatemala's Streets, Calling For President to Step Down
University students, peasants, families, indigenous groups, artists, cities, towns, hospitals, and more are rapidly joining calls for President Otto Pérez Molina to step down.
Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.
As the government of Honduras welcomed foreign delegates come to help to put an end to local protests, police unexpectedly dispersed a crowd of demonstrators on a hunger strike.