Honduras: News Updates

 

Since the June 28, 2009, military coup in Honduras, Rights Action has supported and worked with the Honduran people's pro-democracy, anti-coup regime movement. This widespread people's movement is unique in Honduran history and is one more inspiring 'struggle of the Americas', as...

September 10, 2010

At dawn, on 28 June 2009, soldiers invaded the home of the Honduran president, Mel Zelaya, and flew him to Costa Rica.

It was a frightening throwback to the days when military men, backed by a local oligarchy and often the United States, could overturn the results...

Mark Weisbrot
June 30, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – For nearly three months, outspoken Honduran journalist Karol Cabrera and her two children have been living like refugees inside a cluttered military hospital room not much bigger than a jail cell.

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Tim Rogers
May 28, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA - The U.S. ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, said today that the meeting held in Managua on Friday, the presidents of Nicaragua and Honduras, Daniel Ortega and Porfirio Lobo, was a recognition of that Government to the new administration in Honduras....

April 12, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA - A delegation of coffee producers participate in the annual exhibition of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), which will take place in the city of Anaheim, California, USA, from 15 to 18 April.

The SCAA, considered the world's largest...

April 11, 2010

On March 23, at the same moment that a group of seven Honduran lawyers were presenting information to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission in Washington DC concerning systematic human rights abuses being committed against the pacifist Honduran National Resistance...

March 1, 2010

Honduras has sworn in newly-elected Porfirio Lobo as President, after months of crisis over the fate of his ousted predecessor, Manuel Zelaya.

Mr Lobo has said his first task as president will be to guarantee Mr Zelaya's safe passage out of Honduras.

The...

January 27, 2010

MEXICO CITY — The president-elect of Honduras agreed on Wednesday to grant safe passage to the Dominican Republic for ousted President Manuel Zelaya next week, in a deal designed to offer a graceful exit for the deposed leader.

The accord, which was signed...

Elisabeth Malkin
January 20, 2010

In the early morning hours of Wednesday January 6, the Garifuna community radio Faluma Bimetu (“Sweet Coconut”) based in Triunfo de la Cruz was burnt down by unknown armed individuals who proceeded to loot the station's radio equipment. This is not the first time the radio has been attacked and...

January 13, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a request by the chief prosecutor to charge the country's top military commanders with abuse of power for sending President Manuel Zelaya into exile.

The court said in a statement that it has asked the six members...

January 11, 2010