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.
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.
Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has broug...
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.
Despite the fact that the U.S. government was crystal clear on what had transpired, the U.S. did not immediately cut off all aid to Honduras except "democracy assistance," as required by U.S. law.
Today, October 21, the democratic resistance in Honduras will celebrate Artists in Resistance Day. This event contrasts directly with today's officia...
On September 15, Honduran independence day, crowds gathered in a central park in San Pedro Sula to celebrate. But they were also protesting violations of human rights that continue despite the results of the 2009 election.
In June of last year, when the Honduran military overthrew the social democratic government of Manuel Zelaya, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador took ...
Ever since Porfirio Lobo came into office as President of Honduras, after a fraudulent election from which opposition candidates withdrew, he's been testing what he and the nation's elites can get away with, gradually unleashing more violence.
Moves to bring the U.S. Navy to Costa Rica have sparked widespread suspicions that Washington is looking for a justification to remilitarize the Central American region.
The Honduran political establishment and the Obama administration were banking on the country moving beyond the coup domestically and normalizing relations with the world. But this stance has proven naïve.
Presidents like Lula da Silva and Michele Bachelet take the threat of military coups seriously. It's time the U.S. join them and support the rights of Hondurans, instead of fighting to legitimize a repressive regime.
In the film "Guantanamera," the last by renowned Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the Yoruba creation myth is presented as a metaphor for the ...
As it stands, now the coup government of Honduras' biggest ally is the US. Once again, the US government is undermining democracy and actively supporting a government that is murdering its own people.