updated Fri. January 20, 2023
April 27, 2018
Massimino disputed a survey cited by Ingraham indicating that the vast majority of people who leave Honduras do so for economic reasons, not to ... Ingraham said the standard advocated by Human Rights First would mean a virtually unlimited number of foreigners could claim asylum in the United States.
April 20, 2018
That's what's happening in Honduras, following the reinstallation of Juan Orlando Hernandez as president following an election "filled with irregularities." ... Anti-government activists have been routinely targeted by the Honduran government, some of which have been jailed indefinitely in violation ofÃâÃÂ ...
April 13, 2018
Today, human rights abuses and government corruption remain major concerns in Honduras, despite millions of dollars in U.S. aid and pledges by Kelly and ... Drug Enforcement Administration and national security officials who worked closely with Kelly, as well as human rights activists, former HonduranÃâÃÂ ...
April 9, 2018
Hernandez's election to a second term in December led to stormy demonstrations in Honduras, after international observers reported on corruption in the balloting, which Hernandez won by a very narrow margin. According to data from human rights groups quoted by The New York Times, at least 22ÃâÃÂ ...
April 9, 2018
Zandberg said that settling an internal Likud feud in Netanyahu's favor was a poor excuse for Regev bestowing upon a human rights violator one of Israel's greatest honors. In her letter, she recounted visit reports of Honduras's “corrupt and dangerous police forces” and military, which have been chargedÃâÃÂ ...
April 3, 2018
On 9 April 2017, four months into Donald Trump's presidency, a group of men, women, and children, mainly from Honduras, began a march through Mexico to the United States border and requested asylum there. Many were turned back or detained, but the goal — primarily — was to bring attention to theÃâÃÂ ...
April 1, 2018
Based in the north of Honduras, Radio Progreso is run by the Catholic Order of Jesuits - an organisation that does extensive work with some of Honduras' most neglected and least heard communities. The independent station reports on human rights violations, police and military abuses and election fraud.
April 1, 2018
Trump warns of migrant caravan following Fox News report, but organizers say reality far from their portrayal ... Hundreds of Central Americans attend a mass before they begin a Via Crucis on Palm Sunday demanding respect for their human rights, asylum and reports of violence in their countries inÃâÃÂ ...
April 1, 2018
Activists say the law, which was introduced in February, shortly after Juan Orlando Hernandez was re-elected as president of Honduras in a dubious ... A December petition published in Honduran journalist Dina Meza's Pasos de Animal Grande, outlining Hernandez's human rights violations and that heÃâÃÂ ...
March 20, 2018
The report, “Human Rights Violations in the Context of the 2017 Honduran Elections,” published on March 12, outlines how the parameters of the ... The U.N. report confirms what social movement organizers and civil society groups on the ground have been saying for weeks. ... He left Honduras on Feb.
The Washington Spectator (blog)
March 16, 2018
When scattered protests broke out in Iran at the end of December, Donald Trump took enthusiastically to Twitter to interpret the events for the rest of the world: “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights.
Upside Down World
March 15, 2018
The Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), the human rights group that helped Urbina leave Honduras safely and has advocated on his behalf, confirmed Wednesday that Urbina was in the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as an asylum seeker inÃâÃÂ ...
South China Morning Post
March 4, 2018
Two masked gunmen fatally shot the activist at her home in La Esperanza, northwest of the capital Tegucigalpa on March 3, 2016. She was 44. Her murder sparked international outrage and highlighted threats to Honduran activists. At least eight other people have been arrested in connection with theÃâÃÂ ...
World Politics Review
March 2, 2018
According to local human rights groups, more than 60 activists and protesters are at risk nationwide after their names and faces circulated on social media or in ... In an interview in late January with Radio Progreso, a former Honduran army captain, Santos Orellana Rodriguez, said that Honduras' militaryÃâÃÂ ...
February 21, 2018
Nevertheless, the organization found that a growing resistance movement of both first-time and seasoned activists provides real hope of reversing the slide towards oppression and fear. Amnesty InternationalÃâÃÂ´s annual report, The State of the World's Human Rights, assesses the human rights situation inÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
A spokesperson said that the State Department is “aware of a number of serious allegations of human rights violations by members of Honduran security forces in the post-election period, and has called upon the government of Honduras to swiftly and thoroughly investigate all such incidents and bring theÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 17, 2018
MEXICO CITY — The leader of an international anti-corruption panel in Honduras has resigned, delivering a blow to the campaign against the country's ... in a case that has become emblematic of the violence in Honduras against human rights defenders, political activists, journalists and environmentalists.
Green Left Weekly
February 15, 2018
Human rights abuses in Honduras have been endemic ever since a 2009 US-backed coup overthrew democratically-elected left-wing president Manuel Zelaya and installed a repressive, pro-US government. The conservative National Party has been in power since January 2010. Its control of the countryÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2018
According to human rights groups in Honduras, he became the 38th fatality at the hands of security forces or national police over weeks of protest since the ... But a number of the fatalities were the result of apparently targeted attacks on community and political organizers and eco- or social activists, actsÃâÃÂ ...
CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
February 8, 2018
The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with more than 50 international and local digital rights organizations and media outlets, joined calls on Honduran lawmakers this week to reject a proposed law that would regulate online speech. Under the proposed law, internet service providers, onlineÃâÃÂ ...
Human Rights Watch
December 31, 1999
Plus: Russia keeps backing Syria's Assad despite chemical weapons use; Egypt's abuses; Azerbaijan set to reconfirm its dictatorship; Hungary's ruling party deepens crackdown; Koreas summit; Iranian authorities fear human rights activists; Online censorship threat in Honduras; and Iraq "execution room.".
December 31, 1999
Sikkink's book defends a powerful thesis: Human rights work, and they will continue to work. The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice, as long as we keep fighting the good fight for human rights. And, crucially, Sikkink aims to show that this optimism needn't rest on faith alone. It can beÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
The administration deferred their decision on Honduran TPS holders until the summer. On Wednesday in New York City, activists and experts warned against ending TPS status for Honduran Americans, given the country's current situation. They joined Alianza Americas, a transnational network ofÃâÃÂ ...
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