Honduras Coup

As part of the campaign, we aim to make our state, cities and neighborhoods welcoming spaces for our immigrant, refugee, Muslim
Imagine for a moment that a Bernie-like leader was elected the president of a Latin American country and that the U.S. feared he would adopt policies that were hostile to American corporate interests.
Hillary Clinton's support for "regime change" in countries such as Iraq, Syria, Libya and Iran has rightly become an issue in the presidential campaign. Honduras should also be included on the list of operations that ruined a country and disgraced the U.S. in the region.
Critics argue the secretary of state's efforts paved the way for the violence still plaguing Honduras.
The assassination of Honduran indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres, in her home as she slept, has shaken human rights
In her speech claiming victory after the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton proclaimed herself "a progressive who gets things done." I had to laugh. And it wasn't just because former President Bill Clinton -- the centrist Triangulator-in-Chief -- was standing behind her, beaming and clapping.
Some of the most important historical information for understanding current events comes, not surprisingly, from sources that were intended to be shielded from the public.
We were invited among the many groups serving as monitors in hopes that these elections would not be plagued by the rigging and fraud that were seen in the 2009 sham. Unfortunately what my queer colleagues and I saw was anything but free and fair.
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Pick up any U.S. newspaper next Monday morning, and the international page will undoubtedly be reporting the results of this
"Honduran culture is really conservative, it's a really religious society and its also a heterosexual society," Palacios
One has to wonder what the U.S. government would do if the violence associated with drug trafficking were ever to subside, it has been so convenient to them in building up their military and security presence in the region, and the political influence that goes with it.
When the 2009 coup was allowed to conserve power and seal itself off from prosecution, it immediately undermined governance, rule of law, and the social compact. Honduras' constitutional crisis has now become a prolonged social and political crisis.
On July 25, 2011, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed on Honduras. CCR staff member Laura Raymond responded with this letter, which was not published.
The coup defenders are afraid of losing their "freedoms." But today, in one fell swoop their leaders erased those very freedoms, atop all the other ones they've already burned alive.
Gross violations of human rights directed against activists, opposition leaders and journalists reveal a government that is far removed from democracy and a nation that is far from reconciling.
The US backpedaling on the coup in Honduras continues to this day. Spain has opened two judicial inquiries into torture allegations
Mourning and nation building are inextricably linked. By remembering Walter Trochez we add our voices to the calls of the resistance for a re-founding of Honduras on the basis of human rights, dignity and accountability.