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Climate Change Summit Underway in Bolivia

By Redaction AHORA / redaccion@ahora.cu / Wednesday, 21 April 2010 07:45

The Summit on Climate Change currently underway in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba is a ray of light and hope for those concerned with the environmental situation on the planet. It is also an alternative to the meeting that took place in Copenhagen, where rich countries conspired to come up with an agreement that exempts them of any responsibility regarding the climate world situation.

US denies climate aid to countries opposing Copenhagen accord

This is a story that from today's Guardian newspaper:

Honduran Human Rights violations: January – Feb. 2010

What follows is a partial listing of human rights violations during the months of January and February 2010. Honduran Human rights organizations have expressed concerns about a marked increase in selective targeting of people and communities active in the resistance movement and asked for vigilance on the part of the international community.
 
Feb.

Union Leader murdered in Honduras

On February 3, Vanessa Zepeda, a 29 year old nurse and SITRAIHASS union leader (Honduran Social Security Institute) left her home at 2pm. At approximately 6:30 pm, her lifeless body was dumped out of a vehicle in Loarque, a neighborhood well known for resistance movement activities.  Vanessa had received repeated death threats linked to her activism in the resistance movement which had been registered by human rights organizations. She was the mother of three children; the youngest is 4 months old.

State Terrorism against the resistance movement contradicts discource of reconciliation

Feb. 5, 2010 COFADEH

The state terrorism which has been implemented since June 28, 2009 against the people of Honduras in the form of selective crimes, political persecution and other human rights violations contradicts the discourse of reconciliation and the installation of a Truth Commission. 

Unified Peasant Movement Alert: More are captured

January 13, 2010 - At 1:30pm, a military and police patrol captured three members of the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguan along the Aguan river. The men are members of the Buenos Amigos Cooperative in the municipality of Trujillo. According to farmers in the zone, there are approximately 1000 armed men, military and paramilitary, under the command of Coronel Dagoberto Melgar occupying the area. He is suspected of selling protection services to large African palm plantation owners in the region.

Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan

 

Farmers Block the Border

Hundreds of small farmers from the "Agrarian Platform" blocked the border between Guatemala and Honduras since yesterday in protest of the elections in Honduras which they consider to be illegal. The farmers blocked all transport from crossing the border, creating long lines of vehicles waiting to cross and resulting in economic losses.  The blockade was lifted today.

Raid on Home of Resistance Movement Leader in Siguatepeque

Just after the raid at COMAL, the home of José Pacheco,  a leader of the resistance movement in  Siguatepeque, was searched by the same security forces citing the same motives as those who raided COMAL.  

 

Raid on Home of Resistance Movement Leader in Siguatepeque

Just after the raid at COMAL, the home of José Pacheco,  a leader of the resistance movement in  Siguatepeque, was searched by the same security forces citing the same motives as those who raided COMAL.  

 

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

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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