Posts Tagged ‘honduras’

3 dead after floods and landslides in wake of Storm Amanda in Honduras

   Three people have died and communities left isolated after the remnants of the tropical storm Amanda brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Honduras. The country has experienced a spate of severe weather since mid-May. Further severe weather in the country from 26 to 28 May caused 2 fatalities. In the latest […]

Central America – Heavy rain triggers floods in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

   Hundreds of homes have been damaged after days of heavy rainfall in Central America caused flooding and landslides in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Guatemala In Guatemala the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of (CONRED) reported floods and landslides between 15 and 18 May affected the departments of Chiquimula, El Progreso, Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango and […]

Honduras During The COVID19 Pandemic

Honduras During The COVID19 Pandemic Why We Shouldn’t Go Back to “Normal.” On May 5, a group of Afro-indigenous Garifuna men stood guard at the entrance of La Travesía community in the department of Cortes in northern Honduras. The men were fumigating vehicles, documenting the traffic transiting through their community, and implementing other bio security […]

Shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.0 rocks northern Honduras

   An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 rocked northern Honduras at approximately 13:45 pm IST. As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake lies 55 kilometers north of Savannah Bight, Honduras, somewhere in the Caribbean sea. Time: 2020-04-16 08:04:37 (UTC) Location: 16.933°N 85.710°W Depth: 10.0 km Source Article from Hits: […]

2 dead and 17,000 affected by floods and landslides in Honduras

   Disaster authorities in Honduras reported severe weather, including strong winds and heavy rain, affected northern departments of the country from 28 February, 2020. The Office of Risk Management and National Contingencies (Copeco) almost 800 people hav been displaced as a result of the severe weather, mostly in the department of Cortés where3 shelters have […]

Honduras: Jerusalem embassy move to come after Israel opens Tegucigalpa office

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Friday that his government would transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem once Israel opens an embassy in Tegucigalpa. Right-wing leader Hernandez announced the embassy move in August and a month later opened a commercial office in Jerusalem as an extension to Honduras’ Tel Aviv-based embassy. Moving an […]

The US Double Standard In Venezuela Vs. Honduras

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Four Takeaways From US Trial Against Honduras President’s Brother

Four Takeaways From US Trial Against Honduras President’s Brother Above photo: A man holds up a sign while protesting against Juan Antonio Hernández outside Manhattan federal courthouse on Oct. 11. (AFP/Getty Images) The US drug trial against the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández brought the nexus between organized crime and political power to the forefront, […]

Failed state made in the USA: Ex-president of Honduras and coup victim Zelaya tells all

   President Jose Manuel Zelaya of Honduras was deposed from power in a military coup after joining a progressive alliance of Latin American leaders and he has “absolutely no doubts” the US was behind his ouster, he tells RT America. “The US warned me: If you sign the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas (ALBA), you’re […]

To Flee or Not to Flee? In Honduras, A Child Braves Tear Gas to Sell Vinegar Bags

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — The epicenter of the migrant crisis is in the midst of yet another uprising after the president of Honduras was accused of drug trafficking in the U.S.  Minutes after the military and special police forces shot a first round of teargas canisters into a crowd of protesters on Tuesday, I heard a […]

“The US Got Scared” Voices of the Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — MintPress News went to Honduras and spoke with a number of leaders of the Honduran resistance amid a 66-day uprising over a neoliberal austerity deal reached between the government as the country marked the 10-year anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup d’etat. Last Thursday, the Honduran government passed a privatization law, the run-up […]

Offshoring and Industrial Relocation: Profits from Exploitation in Honduras. Transnational Companies are Impoverishing us All

Imperialists employ myriad strategies to “open the veins” of prey countries.  Economic warfare is one such strategy.  Prolonged and sustained economic warfare against long-suffering Honduras advances the tentacles of the Big Monopolies as it impoverishes and destroys Honduras. Transnational companies, meanwhile are afforded additional “supranational” protections through “free trade” agreements. As the following article first […]

Canada, Honduras, and Enslaving “Free Trade”

This article was first published in December 2013 Resource-rich Honduras, once considered the “bread basket of Central America”, is now a failed state. Bertha Isabel Caceres Flores Ienca, an indigenous leader in Honduras is Number One on the presiding government’s ‘kill list’. (Update: Assassins murdered Caceres, March 3, 2016) More than half of the population lives […]

Violence escalates at Honduras student protests amid molotov cocktails & police fire (VIDEOS)

Protests demanding the resignation of the country’s president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, have intensified in recent weeks as momentum gathers against privatization and austerity measures targeting the health and education sectors.  “About 40 military police entered the university campus without authorization,” Armando Sarmiento, director of institutional development at the Tegucigalpa-based university, told AFP. The military police […]

Why Protesters Set Fire to the US Embassy in Honduras 

Grayzone — The streets of Honduras were filled with protesters and clouds of tear gas as the month of June began. The national police fanned out through the country to crush the protests with heavy-handed tactics at the direction of President Juan Orlando Hernández, the US-supported neoliberal leader who won power in elections marred by documented […]

The Roots Of The National Strike In Honduras: An Interview with Bayron Rodríguez Pineda

As the 10-year anniversary of the coup d’état in Honduras approaches, Hondurans are entering into their second week of a national strike that has shut down main highways throughout the country, drawn massive street mobilizations, and reignited calls for the president’s resignation. Led primarily by teachers and doctors under the leadership of the national Health and […]

300 US Southcom Troops Arrive In Honduras To Teach ‘Humanitarian Assistance’

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US Policy In Honduras Set The Stage for Today’s Mass Migration

US Policy In Honduras Set The Stage for Today’s Mass Migration Above Photo: U.S. Marines in Honduras in July 2016. (Wikimedia Commons) U.S. policy in Honduras, particularly during the Obama administration, is directly responsible for part of the immigration crisis now gripping the U.S., argues Joseph Nevins. Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors – are again […]

Honduras: Arrest in Caceres Murder a Feeble Attempt at Image Rehab

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — The March 3 arrest of a Honduran business executive, for allegedly orchestrating the 2016 murder of renowned environmentalist Berta Caceres, has not inspired widespread public confidence in law-enforcement, according to one activist. To the contrary, Karen Spring, the coordinator of Honduran Solidarity Network, told MintPress News, the arrest — two years to […]

Philippines, Honduras Are Embracing RFID Technology To Track Citizens’ Movements

In the not-too-distant future, law enforcement will be able to easily track our movements thanks to microchips, which some workers – as we’ve previously reported. Indeed, some people are happily lining up to be microchipped – even throwing parties to celebrate their coworkers embracing the microchipping phenomenon, without any regard to how this […]

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