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Honduras Coup - Day 319 - May 12, 2010

  • Workers' rights at threat in Honduras
    By : May 12, 2010
    Norma Estela Mejia was born in Santa Barbara, Honduras in 1971. She moved to Chaloma in search of work, but found the conditions in the maquillas (factories) so appalling that she became an active trade unionist. In January the factory she worked in was shut down by its owner – a well-known US clothes manufacturer – blaming union agitation for the closure. Norma, now unemployed and unable to support her family, describes her experience

  • Between the Rock of the Law of Minimum Wage and the Hard Place of Honduran Business
    By : May 12, 2010
    While the ongoing soap opera "Pepe Lobo In Search of Recognition" continues to fascinate us, for most people in Honduras, the more critical issues are those that affect their everyday life. Assassinations of environmental activists and journalists continue. Multiple sectors in Honduras have protested the new economic measures introduced by Lobo Sosa. Unions are restive or in outright resistance.

  • Spain Expects Massive Turnout of Latin American Leaders at Summit
    By : May 12, 2010
    Spain is expecting a "massive presence" of Latin American leaders at next week’s summit meeting of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean in Madrid, once resolved the conflict over the attendance of Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, whose government is not recognized by many nations in the hemisphere.

  • Honduras: another environmental movement leader murdered
    By : May 12, 2010
    It is with deep sadness that we are informing the Honduran and international community of the murder of our companero Adalberto Figueroa. This morning, Saturday the 8th of May at about the 8:30 a.m., when he was getting ready to collect firewood in the company of his 11-year-old son and his nephew, barely a kilometre from his house, he was ambushed by people wearing ski masks. They fired several shots which killed him immediately. 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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