Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 27, 2019
By MARGARET VILLAMIZAR
June 28 will mark ten years since the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was kidnapped and forcibly removed from office and from Honduras in a U.S.-orchestrated military coup d’état. Zelaya has said the main impetus for the coup was his government signing on to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) in 2008 — something the U.S. could not tolerate. Continue reading
Migrant solidarity action in Los Angeles, November 2018. (ANSWER)
By DIANA JOHNSTONE*
Honduras’ post-coup President Porfirio Lobo talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Guatemala City on March 5, 2010 | Guatemala Presidency/handout
As a contribution to the U.S. electoral fraud, we publish an abridged excerpt from “Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton” (CounterPunch, October 2015).
Barack Obama promised change.
Then, upon election, he chose Hillary Rodham Clinton as his Secretary of State. That was an early sign that when it came to foreign policy, there would be no real change – at least, no change for the better. Continue reading
This article provides a long list of mining activists who resisted Canadian mining projects in Latin America, Africa, the Philippines and India, and ended up being assassinated. RACHEL SMALL
Four days after the assassination of Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres captured worldwide headlines, a vigil to remind of the blood on Canada’s hands for all those who have died protesting Canadian mining projects abroad interrupted the mining industry’s annual confab in Toronto on Sunday, March 6. Continue reading
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Berta Cáceres in Intibuca, Honduras, January 2015 | T. Russo
The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) condemns the assassination of Honduran Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres. Cáceres, co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) was shot by gunmen who broke into her home in the early morning hours of March 3. A tireless fighter for the rights of the peoples, she was a leader of the Lenca people of the Rio Blanco area of Honduras. Most recently, she was leading the fight against the Honduran government’s violation of Indigenous title and in favour of the requirement to obtain the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples for any proposed new hydroelectric projects on their territories. Continue reading
The new force will be deployed to the Palmerola base in Honduras and will include 250 troops
The JHSV Spearhead will be deployed to conduct operations in Latin America | Wikicommon
teleSUR (April 1) – The United States military will deploy a new special force for Latin America, revealed the website Defensa.com on Wednesday.
The 250-troop force will be deployed to the U.S. military base Soto Cano in Palmerola, Honduras. The deployment includes 4 armed helicopters and the JHSV Spearhead amphibian vessel.
The special force will work in a similar way as the U.S. African task force Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response, a combat unit designed to intervene in critical situations. Continue reading
Role of Honduras grows as Pentagon hub in Central America, reports JOHN LINDSAY-POLAND. Continue reading
By JOHN LINDSAY-POLAND*
HONDURAS has increasingly become a hub for U.S. military operations in Central America, centered on the Soto Cano air base (also known locally as Palmerola), which has received an infusion of up to $45 million in construction funds since 2009. Continue reading