Last week, Honduran police arrested several officers employed by the Agua Zarca Dam builder DESA and the country's...
"I was working on a presentation when I heard a loud bang," said Gustavo, who is now in Mexico. "I thought something had fallen, but when Berta screamed, 'Who's there?', I knew it was bad, that it was the end."
Perkins was recruited, he says, by the National Security Agency (NSA), but he worked for a private consulting company. His job as an undertrained, overpaid economist was to generate reports that justified lucrative contracts for U.S. corporations, while plunging vulnerable nations into debt.
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.
Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration should be held accountable, but the buck doesn't stop there. When the election has long since been decided, will you forget Berta Cáceres? Will Honduras fade from your mind once it no longer serves an American purpose?
Traveling to Central America opened my world in so many ways, in terms of uniquely diverse, beautiful people and interesting cultures. I learned so much and had excellent opportunities to practice my Spanish language skills.
LA ESPERANZA, Honduras -- Berta's assassination sends a chilling message to the Honduran people -- that anyone can be murdered with total impunity. If you can kill Berta, you can kill anyone in Honduras. That scares me. It scares me for what it means for the future of the country, the future of the Lenca people and everyone fighting to defend their territory.
The construction site of the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras (COPINH)
On March 15, Nelson Garcia, an activist o...
Six indigenous people were killed in the Dutch-funded Santa Rita Dam in Guatemala (CODECO)
"Respect for human rights," the ...
By supporting the June 28, 2009 coup d'état in Honduras when she was secretary of state, Clinton helped create the dire conditions that caused many of these children to flee.
The assassination of indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres the night of March 2 in La Esperanza, Honduras has sparked international outrage. ...
I first met Berta Cáceres in 2009. I was in Honduras with a group of scholars and activists, who were eager to know about Indigenous struggles. Berta was an inspiration. She was first and foremost an unapologetic Indigenous feminist.
In this rebroadcast from 2015, Latino USA asks Afro-Latinos across several generations what they think, and learn about the Garifuna, a Honduran Afro-Latino community which has been migrating to the U.S.
I am so inspired by Berta and other resilient women around the world who passionately stand up for human rights, who stand on the front lines and defend their communities, despite the target that work puts on their backs.
If you've already learned to dive and you're ready to spot some of the most impressive big animals in the ocean, take a look at these locations in the...