Are Canadian Police Providing Training To The Colombian police?

By Brent Patterson, PBI Canada. -

On May 1, the British independent media outlet The Canary reported: “Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians protesting a proposed tax hike on basic [...]

I Entered My Country’s House Of Justice And Found A Snake Charmer’s Temple

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On a Sunday night on 21 March 2021, gunmen stopped Juan Carlos Cerros Escalante (age 41) as he walked from this mother’s home to his own in the village of Nueva Granada near San Antonio de Cortés [...]

Honduras: Solidarity Needed As More Activists Are Killed

By Christine Blower, Labour Outlook. -

Two Indigenous activists were murdered in Honduras during December in less than a week, confirming the country as amongst the deadliest in the world for those opposing land grabs and [...]

A Private Government In Honduras Moves Forward

By Beth Geglia and Andrea Nuila, NACLA. -

“It’s almost like an insult that this is happening to us now, after so much sacrifice to develop the community to the point it’s at today,” Venessa Cardenas explains, in Crawfish Rock, Roatán, as [...]

If It Were A Narco Lab, It Would Be Working

By John Perry, London Review of Books. -

On the day he was inaugurated, Joe Biden halted the construction of Trump’s Mexican border wall. A few days earlier, 1500 miles to the south, a new ‘caravan’ of at least eight thousand Honduran [...]

Migrant Caravan Heads To United States From Honduras

By Daria Bedenko, Sputnik News. -

On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal [...]

No Holiday For Honduran Anti-Mining Activists

By Jen Moore, Counterpunch. -

For the families of eight water protectors in Honduras, there will be no holiday season this year. They will continue to fight for the freedom of their loved ones who have each been jailed for up [...]

As Private Cities Advance In Honduras, Hondurans Renew Their Opposition

By Beth Geglia, Center for Economic and Policy Research. -

Efforts to develop semi-privately governed jurisdictions called Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs) in Honduras have recently emerged anew. ZEDEs, first legislated as Special [...]

Berta Cáceres In Her Own Words

By Asís Castellanos and Adrienne Pine, Toward Freedom. -

Much of what has been written about Lenca/Honduran activist Berta Cáceres has focused on her identifications as an Indigenous woman and as an environmentalist. While neither is false, those two [...]

Agroforestry Land Restoration Technique Improves Food Security In Honduras

By Lorraine Potter, Forests News. -

Since 2012, the Inga Foundation’s revolutionary agroforestry system of Inga alley cropping in Honduras has dramatically transformed the lives of 300 subsistence farming families, planted over 3 [...]

Honduras During The COVID19 Pandemic

By Karen Spring, Task Force on the Americas. -

On May 5, a group of Afro-indigenous Garifuna men stood guard at the entrance of La Travesía community in the department of Cortes in northern Honduras. The men were fumigating vehicles, [...]

Corona Capitalism In Honduras

By Karen Spring and Judy Ancel, Labor Notes. -

Residents of Choloma, an industrial town in northern Honduras, blocked the main highway connecting the city of San Pedro Sula to the Port of Cortes on April 10. Choloma and nearby towns are the [...]

We Talk About One U.S.-Backed Coup. Hondurans Talk About Three.

By Meghan Krausch, Inthesetimes.com -

Despite ample evidence of extreme human rights abuses in the immediate aftermath of Zelaya’s removal, the United States decided to support elections widely considered questionable held in [...]

Interim Bolivian Government Taps Same Lobby Firm Hired To Sell The Coup In Honduras

By Lee Fang, Resumen English. -

Coup President Jeanine Áñez, who came to power in November, has rejected claims that her predecessor, Evo Morales, was ousted in a coup — while cracking down on dissent and calling for new [...]

2019 Latin America In Review: Year Of The Revolt of the Dispossessed

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio [...]