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.
An Open Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the Murder of Honduran Indigenous and Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres
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.
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.
Thirty years after Rios Montt’s atrocities, U.S. military policy in Latin America remains a human rights disaster.
Uncle Sam isn’t making much fuss over Latin America’s law-breaking lawmakers.
The Honduran military not only ousted a president. It has militarized society by elbowing aside the police.
Why was the State Department involved in a shooting of Mosquito Coast villagers in Honduras?
On Al-Jazeera’s Inside Story roundtable discussion, IPSer Sanho Tree discusses how the U.S. State Department gets to play judge, jury, and executioner in Honduras.
A suffocated economy is the least of Honduras’s concerns.
Honduran security forces are murdering, raping, beating, and detaining Hondurans — with U.S. aid.
The violence playing out in Honduras shows the dark underbelly of the international carbon credit trade.
Honduras has become a human rights disaster.