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15 years after the coup in Honduras: What does solidarity look like now?

by the Honduras Solidarity Network June 28, 2024 is the 15th anniversary of the 2009 right-wing military & political coup in Honduras that overthrew the democratically elected president, Manuel (Mel) Zelaya. On June 28, 2009, Zelaya was targeted for his vision of an independent Honduras, a part of the Latin American movement, “looking South not…

NicaNotes: The Human Rights Industry and Nicaragua

by John Perry [This article was first published in Covert Action Magazine on February 6, 2024] John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR and other outlets. Why do United Nations human rights bodies focus on some countries, but not others? Why do…

Honduras 2023 saw the U.S.-supported right wing escalate its attacks against the people’s elected government. Will 2024 bring any accountability or change?

by Victoria Cervantes, Victoria Cervantes is an AFGJ Board Member and one of the Honduras Solidarity Network coordinators. Vicki is a founding member of the group La Voz de los de Abajo Chicago which has been accompanying the Honduran campesinx and social movements in solidarity since 1998. 2023 saw aggressive actions from the remnants of…

Threats to Democracy: Is Colombia’s Petro Administration Facing a Coup?

By Tanya Nuñez, William Camacaro, and James Jordan We’re reaching out to you with urgent news regarding the political landscape in Colombia. The elected government of President Gustavo Petro and Vice President Francia Marquez, whose rise to power marked a historic moment in Colombian politics, is facing imminent threats from the Colombian oligarchy seeking to…

Crisis in Peru: Statement of the People’s Human Rights Observatory / Crisis en Perú: Declaración del Observatorio de los Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos

Crisis in Peru-Stop the repression! No coup! TAKE ACTION Send an email to authorities of Peru and the United States to demand an end to the repression of pro-democracy demonstrators and no US interference Envíe un correo a las autoridades de Perú y EEUU para exigir un fin a la represión de manifestantes pro democracia…

The Coup vs. Honduran Popular Movement Delegation!

Honduras Delegation: May 19-28, 2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 19! Since the June 2009 military coup, large landowners in the fertile Aguan Valley of Northern Honduras have used the military, police, and private security guards, to terrorize villages and expand their lucrative African palm plantations. Canadian and US transnational corporations are pushing mining and tourist…