Regions / Honduras
At an international gathering to honor Berta Cáceres, dozens of goons - hired by DESA and protected by Honduran national police – attacked the peaceful group with machetes and rocks.
In the face of silence from Washington, the Clinton-backed coup government in Honduras is mopping up activists for democracy and indigenous rights.
A culture of impunity, misguided U.S. policy that has pursued expediency above principle, and an unwillingness of Honduras' political elites to reform their institutions of justice and governance are all to blame.
The legendary activist dedicated her struggles to martyrs in the fights against exploitation and imperialism. Now she's become one herself.
Over 200 Organizations Call on Secretary Kerry to Support Independent Investigation into Murder of Honduran Environmental and Indigenous Rights Activist Berta Caceres.
IPS associate fellow Beverly Bell says this is not just a horrible human rights crisis in Honduras, it's also a battle for the future of Central America.
IPS' Beverly Bell says Cáceres was killed because she was working for a wholly new form of governance in Honduras - true participatory democracy that empowered those who have always been left on the margins.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Her Central American foreign policy blunder ought to darken her presidential prospects.
The carbon trade doesn't just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.