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Honduras Coup - Day 278 - April 01, 2010

  • A Human Rights Perspective on Clinton's Visit to Central America
    By Amanda Kistler and Joshua Cohen - : April 01, 2010
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent Latin America trip culminated in her visit to Guatemala on March 5 where she sat down with leaders from the region to discuss topics that included proposals to reduce narcotics trafficking in Guatemala and the normalization of relations with the new government of Honduras. In a region facing polarization, multiple security crises and extreme economic disparities, it is crucial to advance policies that uphold democratic norms, accountability and the protection of human rights. A few points from Clinton's visit appear to contradict Washington's commitment to these ideals.

  • Honduran journalist flees the country after attacks
    By : April 01, 2010
    Honduran journalist José Alemán fled the country on Sunday after threatening attacks, including the break-in of two unidentified gunmen at his home in the rural municipality of San Marcos de Ocotepeque, near the border with El Salvador, the local press reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for Honduran authorities to provide protection for Alemán that would allow him to return to the country and continue his work.

  • Economic austerity measures hit Hondurans
    By : April 01, 2010
    An article in El Heraldo March 31 turns to the ambassadors for Spain and France for commentary on the recently approved package of emergency economic measures, called the paquetazo by the Honduran press. It is widely rumored in Honduras that Porfirio Lobo Sosa's government proposed this unpopular set of measures primarily to meet demands of international financial institutions.

  • Miguel Alonso Oliva, MUCA member, assassinated
    By : April 01, 2010
    Today at 6:00 am the young Miguel Alonso Oliva, 22, was killed with a firearm by a security guard of the oil palm plantations in the Aguán Valley, when a peasant group from the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguán (MUCA) was taking over land in the Boleros farm held by René Morales.

  • Violence Once Again Directed Towards Freedom of Speech | Honduras Five Journalists Killed
    By : April 01, 2010
    The task of providing accurate reports of the day's events has become an increasingly dangerous endeavor. The United Nations is reporting today; five journalists in Honduras alone have been murdered. The most recent two radio journalists defending freedom of speech were brutally gunned down as they were driving home after hosting a radio program in Catacamas, Honduras. The car in which Jose Bayardo Mairena, and Manuel Juarez were driving in was riddled with bullets by unidentified armed terrorists. reserves the right to publish your email responses in whole or part. If you are responding to a particular article, include the title and link to the article. If you would like your name withheld from publication, state this in your submission and supply a nom de plume

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