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Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduras and the Israeli Connection to the Latin American Drug Cartels

The recent revelations from the trial of the former President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández regarding the role of Israeli officials in supporting, aiding and enabling the vicious drug cartels of central and south America in their operations has unsurprisingly barely been covered in the Anglophone media. The synopsis of the charges against Hernández are […]

Honduras recalls ambassador from Israel amid Gaza war

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The US knew the president of Honduras was trafficking drugs. It supported him anyway

Just weeks after the 2014 inauguration of former Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) learned the country’s new leader was deeply embedded with the country’s mammoth narco trafficking network. Yet months after the ostensibly anti-drug agency obtained video evidence demonstrating that Hernández “effectively authorized drug trafficking” in Honduras, the DEA […]

Honduras’ Left-Wing Breakthrough

Above Photo: Xiomara Castro celebrates during general elections on 28 November 2021 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Inti Ocon / Getty Images. Since a US-backed coup toppled Mel Zelaya in 2009, Honduras has faced a clampdown on democracy and serious human rights abuses. But the election of socialist Xiomara Castro is a chance to break the cycle. […]

Next Steps In Recovering Democracy In Honduras After Historic Left Victory

[embedded content] Following Xiomara Castro’s victory in the Honduran elections, Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, Coordinator, COPINH, spoke to Peoples Dispatch about what this means for people’s movements in the country. She talks about the government’s plans in its first 100 days, what movements like COPINH think are the next steps for rebuilding democracy, and more. Source

“Only the people can save the people!” Xiomora Castro’s presidential win in Honduras

On Sunday, November 28th, Hondurans went to the polls to elect a new cheif executive after 8 years under the corrupt rule of rightwing President Juan Orlando Hernandez. The choice was between two main candidates, Xiomora Castro, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist representing the progressive Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE), and Nasry Asfura, the mayor of […]


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Five arrested after mob of 600 lynch Italian man in Honduras

Five people have been arrested in connection with the killing of an Italian man who was lynched by a mob of 600 villagers for allegedly murdering a homeless man in a rural Honduran village. On Thursday, Italian national Giorgio Scanu was attacked with sticks, stones and machetes at his home in the village of Santa […]

The US Stake In Nicaragua And Honduras’s 2021 Elections

Both Honduras and Nicaragua hold presidential elections in November 2021 and the US government has a strong interest in both, although for rather different reasons. Both have incumbent presidents who will either stand again or, in the case of Honduras, more likely be replaced as candidate by a successor seen as reliably committed to the […]

Honduras: Solidarity Needed As More Activists Are Killed

Two Indigenous activists were murdered in Honduras during December in less than a week, confirming the country as amongst the deadliest in the world for those opposing land grabs and environmental destruction. The killing of Tolupan Indigenous leader Adan Mejia took place three days after the murder of Lenca farmer leader Felix Vazquez. They join a […]

A Private Government In Honduras Moves Forward

By Beth Geglia and Andrea Nuila, NACLA. February 25, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Children playing in Crawfish Rock, Honduras, where a ZEDE charter city is forming. Dassaev Aguilar. The charter of Honduras’s first Economic Development and Employment Zone (ZEDE) reveals implications of the new enclave model for popular sovereignty. “It’s almost like an insult […]

Israel sends COVID-19 vaccines to Syria, Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala but denies responsibility to vaccinate its Palestinian subjects

The news broke this week that the Israeli government had secretly agreed to the transfer of a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria in exchange for a prisoner swap between Israeli and Syrian authorities.  Last week, an Israeli woman in her 20s was released from Syrian detention, where she had been […]

‘War on women’: Honduras to make it almost impossible to legalise abortion in future

Honduras is set to introduce legislation that would make it almost impossible to legalise abortion in the future as campaigners warn the government has declared “war on women”. The Central American country already has one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the world, with the procedure banned under any circumstance, even in cases of […]

Migrant Caravan Heads To United States From Honduras

Above photo: By Luis Echeverria. Calls on Biden Administration to ‘Honor Its Commitments.’ On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, “a tidal wave” of illegal migration will follow. A migrant caravan of reportedly thousands […]

Migrant Caravan in Guatemala Pushes Through Border from Honduras — Heading to U.S.A.

Guatemalan officials report that approximately 6,500 migrants are on the move from Honduras. The migrants began pushing through the Guatemalan southern border. Their ultimate destination — U.S.A. Guatemala’s immigration spokesman Alejandra Mena told Reuters that there were approximately 6,500 Honduran migrants on the move. Thousands crossed the country’s southern border on Saturday with an ultimate announced […]

New Migrant Caravan Forming in Honduras for the US

    A new ‘caravan’ of migrants hoping to reach the United States is forming in Honduras, according to acting Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan. In a statement, Morgan warned prospective foreigners against attempting to make the “dangerous journey” north. Agreements formed between the U.S., Mexico, and Central American nations aimed at preventing […]

Israel Allies Caucus No. 50 established in Honduras

Four new Israel Allies Caucuses were established this month, bringing the number of pro-Israel caucuses around the world to 50.The new caucuses were set up in Honduras, Central Africa Republic, South Sudan and Cameroon. Honduras agreed to set up the caucus on Tuesday evening.“If we look back 20 years, we cannot even imagine having these […]

Israeli delegation in Honduras providing aid following hurricanes

A joint Home Front Command and Foreign Ministry delegation travelled to the Republic of Honduras this week to help the country following the devastation left behind by hurricanes Eta and Iota. The delegation has been on the ground for three days assisting cities suffering from hurricane damage and providing guidance to local leadership. A joint […]

Israel to send aid team to Honduras following devastating hurricanes

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi announced on Monday that an Israeli relief and rescue team will be sent to assist the Republic of Honduras, following the devastation left behind by hurricanes Eta and Iota which left thousands of people homeless and entire cities in rubble throughout Central America. The aid mission […]

Hurricanes Iota and Eta deal Honduras a catastrophic double-blow

Tropical Storm Eta and Hurricane Iota have landed Honduras and much of Central America a catastrophic double-blow. The destruction of people’s homes and their agricultural land has created a natural disaster that rivals the worst the region has ever suffered. Some people said the damage was worse than Mitch in 2018, one of the worst […]

Wave of rubbish washes up on normally pristine Honduras beach

Teams of volunteers and members of the Honduran armed forces worked around the clock last weekend to clean a wave of rubbish that washed up onto the usually pristine beaches of Omoa, along Honduras’ Caribbean coast. The “trash tsunami” appeared on Saturday, September 19, and Honduran authorities say it came from neighbouring Guatemala’s Motagua River. […]

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 […]

Accompaniment In Honduras

Accompaniment In Honduras Above: Protestors, during one of several torchlit protests in Tegucigalpa, head down a hill towards the US embassy where many demonstrations end. (Photo: Sean T. Hawkey) As the bus was taking our accompaniment delegation to Honduras to the airport for our return home, it stopped by the offices of Radio Progreso. Piling […]

Act Now In Solidarity With Honduras

Once Washington recognized the president elect, the international community bent its knees…The power of the United States made itself felt with all of its force. All it took was for it to speak or the rest to break their silence. The protests against the fraud didn’t matter. It didn’t matter if there was or wasn’t […]

Mass protests in Honduras asking for the removal of ‘the corrupt’ who stole election

     “The people won’t stand for this dictatorship,” said former Opposition Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla. Despite heavy rains, an estimated 80,000 Honduran opposition supporters marched in San Pedro Sula on Saturday to protest what they call a “fradulent” presidential election. Surrounded by his supporters, former presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Salvador Nasralla told […]

Armed by Israel, Honduras’s illegitimate regime returns the favor at the U.N.

Once again, Israel is supporting a repressive regime in the Global South, this time in the poor Central American nation of Honduras — and Israeli activists are protesting vigorously. Just after the November 26 election in Honduras, the results started to show a commanding margin for the pro-democracy opposition — until the vote-tabulating computers mysteriously […]

OAS Calls For New Honduras Election After Coup-President Declared Winner

The Organization of American States has called for fresh elections in Honduras, hours after President Juan Orlando Hernández was declared the winner. Luis Almagro – the secretary general of the OAS, a regional forum that sent an election observer mission to monitor the Honduran poll – said the process was plagued by irregularities, had “very low […]

The Left Sets Honduras on Fire

Hillary Clinton’s favorite Central American was back in the news this week, as Honduras painstakingly counted ballots in front of international observers and tried to discern, with utmost transparency, the winner of the Nov. 26 presidential election. Amid the tension, left-wing candidate Salvador Nasralla cried fraud and called for an uprising. Soon, like a bad […]

Protests Continue On Honduras Amid Curfew, Police Repression

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