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Pentagon increases spending in Honduras

Analysis of U.S. Military Contracts in Latin America and Caribbean
By John Lindsay-Poland
Despite persistent reports of serious corruption and human rights abuses by the Honduran army and police, the Pentagon increased its contract spending in Honduras to $53.8 million in Fiscal Year 2011, up by 71% from the previous year.

URGENT ACTION: New Proposed Mining Law in Honduras (English & Spanish)

Please see the Urgent Action request below (and attached sample letters below) from Pedro Landa of CEHPRODEC, who along with other groups (including the Environmental Committee of the Siria Valley, who has been fighting against the activities of Goldcorp for years and who's leaders have visited Canada a number of times regarding this issue), are closely monitoring and strongly oppose the new proposed Mining Law.

COPINH: Statement on the Imminent Approval of New Mining and Hydrocarbons Law

Original Spanish version is below. Please also see related URGENT ACTION and send a letter to the Honduran Congress today!

COPINH – Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras

Livingston photographer chronicles aftermath of Nicaraguan conflict

RACHEL HERGETT, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012  At first glance, Paul Dix’s book of photographs may seem like another coffee table book chronicling the people of a Latin American country.The cover shows a 1986 photograph of Esteban Mejía Peña with his great granddaughters in La Esperanza, Nicaragua, taken when Livingston resident Paul Dix worked in the country as a photographer for Witness for Peace from 1985 to 1990.

Visit our blog -Visite nuestro blog

Honduras Accompaniment Project blog in English, including articles, news and urgent actions.

Blog en español del Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH), incluyendo artículos, noticias, y acciones urgentes.



Video of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth) in Honduras.

Commission of Truth Honduras reports

Final report of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth), Honduras:

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