PLEASE NOTE: PROAH accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who have been trained for human rights accompaniment in the recent past with organizations familiar to PROAH who have extensive experience in accompaniment work in a comparable context and fulfill the rest of the requirements mentioned above and in this PDF.
Nicaragua News Bulliten 3.20.2012 -The English language web newspaper “Honduras Weekly” asked in Mar. 13 headline, “Nicaragua: A Security Model for Honduras?” The article, written by Hannah Stone, noted the concern recently expressed by Nicaraguan National Police Chief Aminta Granera that gangs from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras could move south, bringing the violence of the so-called Northern Triangle to Nicaragua.
Nicaragua News Bulletin 3/13/2012 US Vice-President Joe Biden met with the presidents of Central America on Mar. 6 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, for a discussion of drug trafficking and organized crime in the region. After the meeting, characterized as frank and open, Biden said that the administration of President Barack Obama would ask Congress for US$107 million annually for a regional Central American security strategy.
Ten U.S. Labor Unions issued a letter backing Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Dear Colleague letter circulating in the House of Representatives calling on the State Department to immediately suspend U.S. aid to Honduran police and military. (see letter attached)
April 28th marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of our friend and compañero Benjamin Linder alongside his two Nicaraguan workmates Sergio Hernandez and Pablo Rosales in the area of San Jose de Bocay.
The Casa Ben Linder is organizing a series of events to commemorate that terrible day and to remember the important legacy of Ben’s life and work.
Original Spanish version is below.
Position of the National Coalition of Environmental and Social Networks regarding the Honduran National Congress’ proposed new Mining and Hydrocarbon Law