August 30 each year is commemorated as the Day of the Disappeared in many parts of the world. In Honduras, labor unions, students and teachers organizations, human rights and women’s groups and others typically mark the day with a massive public march through some of the main streets of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. The march
Honduras Accompaniment Project
Honduras Accompaniment Project works to accompany the nonviolent social movement in Honduras in the face of the repression begun by the coup.
On the 5-year anniversary of the assassination of Honduran environmental and indigenous rights leader, Berta Cáceres, Congressman Johnson re-introduced the Berta Cáceres Act for Human Rights in Honduras with 44 original co-sponsors. The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act will suspend U.S. funding for police and military operations, and prohibit international loans providing security
Today we remember Berta Caceres who was murdered five years ago after an arduous struggle to protect the Gualcarque River in Honduras from a hydroelectric dam. Berta was the recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize. She was a woman who talked with the rivers and spoke truth to empire, militarism and corporate greed. Please take
Yesterday, the Honduras Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act of 2021 was introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Jeff Merkley (OR). The bill calls on the United States “to suspend support for the Government of Honduras until endemic corruption, impunity, and human rights violations cease, and their perpetrators are brought to justice.” We need
70 organizations send Letter to Biden on Central America Policy, asking him to break with the past of economic and military violence and to take a “new direction that respects the political and economic self-determination and dignity of our Central American neighbors.”
On Dec. 26th, Lenca indigenous leader Felix Vasquez – Lenca leader assassinated Four hooded men wearing camouflage pants and black shirts entered his home and killed him in front of his family. Another leader, Víctor Vásquez, with the Independent Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz is imprisoned. Both leaders were supporting efforts by indigenous communities
Please share this Letter Signed by 222 orgs with your members of Congress. Raise your voice in solidarity with OFRANEH in their demand for truth, justice and an end to the violent campaign against Garifuna communities in Honduras. 5 months ago 5 men – 4 Afro-indigenous Garifuna and another man visiting from Belize – were
URGENT ACTION: Forced Disappearance of Garifuna land defenders On Saturday, July 18 at approximately 6 am, four members of the Garifuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz in Honduras: Snider Centeno, Suami Mejía, Milton Martínez, Gerardo Rochez and another man, were abducted and forcibly disappeared by a group of heavily armed men, in unmarked cars,
Reps. Johnson,Shakowsky and Pocan statement on sentencing of material authors of murder of Berta Caceres
This week, Representatives Johnson, Schakowsky and Pocan issued a statement in response to the sentencing of seven men to prison terms for the murder of Berta Caceres in Honduras. They stressed that the intellectual authors of her murder, the executives and directors of the DESA, those who planned and financed her murder, are still free.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), sponsor of HR – 1945 The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, was joined by 13 House Members in denouncing the military coup in Bolivia. Ten years ago, a US backed military coup broke constitutional order in Honduras, ushering in a human right catastrophe that claimed the life of the indigenous and environmental rights leader Berta Caceres. In the letter, Rep. Johnson calls on the US to demand restoration of constitutional order and to withdrawal support for a coup that will lead to the same deadly violence that has devastated Honduras.