The Transnational Institute of the Netherlands denounced a deepening of human rights violations in Honduras, as well as women rights violations, and warns about the institutional way in which violence is expressed. "There is a complete institutional deficiency, there is no space to claim justice" said Lyda Forero, who participated in the "International Peoples´ Meeting - Berta Cáceres Lives On" in Honduras, from April 13-15. Read more
In the morning of Monday, April 9, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) organized a peaceful sit-in outside the Governmental Building in Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras. The action was violently repressed by the police and special forces of the Honduran State. Four members of the organization were arrested and several of them were injured. Among them, Junior, who is fifteen years old and suffered a head trauma and is hospitalized in a serious condition. Read more
9 May 2016 | Interviews | Criminalization of COPINH | Coup d´Etat in Brazil | Free Honduras | Land grabbing | International Peoples´ Meeting “Berta Cáceres Lives on” | Social activists at risk | Berta lives on!
"It is incredible the clarity there is today in Brazil about the class struggle, about the fact that there is a "coup media party": Rede Globo. We need to take advantage of this moment to discuss, to raise awareness, to build capacities. We are going through a storm. But this storm will pass because the Brazilian people is fighting against it, it is defending democracy". Read more
"Maybe the most beautiful thing about Berta was her smile, even in the most difficult times, and her determination to keep up the struggle, the love for her people", said Juan Almendares, coordinator of the Movimiento Madre Tierra - Friends of the Earth Honduras, in an interview with Real World Radio. Read more
“We don´t want to be martyrs, we don´t want any more martyrs in this country, but we also have the historical responsibility to show that we have the right to build a better world. And we can´t run away from that responsibility”, said Garifuna leader Miriam Miranda, Coordinator of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) in an interview with Real World Radio. Watch video
The federation Friends of the Earth International sent a small delegation to Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, to participate in the “International Peoples´ Meeting – Berta Cáceres Lives On” demanding justice over the murder of this Lenca indigenous leader and in solidarity with the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Watch video
The coordinator of Otros Mundos Chiapas – Friends of the Earth Mexico, Gustavo Castro, finally left Honduras, after the judge lifted the “migration alert” that prevented him from leaving the country since March 7. Read more
The permanence of environmental activist Gustavo Castro in Honduras due to the migration alert placed on him by the Honduran government is giving in to the expressions of solidarity and appeals from different spheres towards Juan Orlando Hernández´ administration. Read more
This was the title of an activity organized by the Europe – Third World Center (CETIM), Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and the Transnational Institute (TNI), members of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity, carried out in parallel to a new session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and the open-ended intergovernmental working group in charge of elaborating guidelines for a binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations. Watch video
The international delegation that started working on March 16 in Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, to demand justice in light of the murder of Lenca leader Berta Cáceres and demand the return of Gustavo Castro to Mexico, closes on Monday its work and will present a preliminary report. Read more
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