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Is Human Rights Watch Too Closely Aligned With U.S. Foreign Policy?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Mark Weisbrot

Human-rights organizations are supposed to defend universal principles such as the rule of law and freedom from state repression. But when they are based in the United States and become close to the US government, they often find themselves aligned with US foreign policy.

The U.S. Role In The Honduras Coup And Subsequent Violence

Stephen Zunes | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

This past March, Berta Cáceres, a brave and outspoken indigenous Honduran environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was g...

The Impending Battle on Presidential Reelection in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.27.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

It is widely believed in Honduras that President Juan Orlando Hernández will call for a public referendum within the next two years (probably before the primary elections in late-2016) to reform Article 374, which prohibits the reelection of a president.

Sure Enough, the End of Bipartisan Politics in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.25.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

Ms. Rodas and Mr. Zelaya have realized their dream of demolishing the two-party system in Honduras, and they will soon see the day a Honduran president can run for re-election. Nice job. Alright, it's not exactly what they had in mind.

Honduras' 'El Carretillazo': Why So Much Fuss Over Such a Little Crime?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.24.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

Manuel Zelaya's punishment has already been doled out. Okay, he didn't come out too badly scathed in the end, but the Nationalists sure came out far better than they could have ever dreamed.

Honduras: A Little Too Much Wishful Thinking, Way Too Many Loudmouths

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Marco Cáceres

Among adults and great leaders, a modicum of silence is among the strongest attributes, because it suggests that there is more than just talk to the individual. Boy do we Hondurans love to talk.

Libre in Honduras, More House of Cards Than Big Tent

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.21.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

The move by the Subcoordinator General of the Libre Party, Esdras Amado López, to form his own party -- Nueva Ruta (New Route) -- and run for Preside...

Dissonant Rumblings Within the Libre Party in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.19.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

There are some interesting rumblings within the Libre Party, not only because of Enrique Flores Lanza's admission last week regarding his involvement in the so-called "El Carretillazo" scandal, but because of the possible impact it has had on some of the party's leaders -- someone, oh... like Esdras Amado López.

What If Obama Really Went Off the Deep End Like Honduras' Mel Zelaya

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Just imagine this story. President Barack Obama decides he wants to have a national referendum on being able to have a national referendum during the next general elections.

The Breaking 'Cartgate' Scandal in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Marco Cáceres

The admission this week by former Minister of the Presidency Enrique Flores Lanza that he did authorize the withdrawals of Lps 50 million ($2.5 million) from the Central Bank of Honduras in the days just prior to the overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, 2009 has created a firestorm in Honduras.

Honduras: The Buck Stops With You, Mr. Zelaya

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

What Mr. Zelaya fails to understand is that it is not his many activists, nor his 33 coordinators, nor even Mr. Flores who are responsible for giving a full accounting of what happened to the Lps 50 million, but rather he. It is he who was president.

Honduras: Enrique Flores Lanza Comes Clean

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.14.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

It's amazing what one will fess up to when faced with huge financial penalties or prison time. Enrique Flores Lanza, who served as Minister of the Pre...

Political Patronage in Honduras: It's Feast or Famine

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.08.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

One of the main reasons the Liberal Party in Honduras appears amenable to exploring a loose alliance with other opposition political parties such as L...

Liberals and Libres in Honduras: Powerless

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.06.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

Mr. Hernández holds all the cards at the moment, and it's unlikely he is going to give them up anytime soon. The other players at the table -- Mr. Villeda, Mr. Zelaya, and Mr. Nasralla? They're still trying to agree on who'll get to shuffle the deck next.

Clouds Over Honduras

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
Giorgio Cafiero

Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, took office on January 27. However, given ongoing questions about his victory in November's election, the legitimacy of Hernández's presidency remains in doubt.

Nationalists and Liberals in Honduras Are Equally Clueless

Marco Cáceres | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

It is understandable for a new presidential administration to criticize its predecessor for the problems it created or left unsolved. It is utterly unacceptable, however, for a new administration to absolve its predecessor for the disorder it leaves, and instead blame its predecessor's predecessor.

Honduran Elections Marred by Violence, Fraud Allegations: Will International Observers Look at the Evidence?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 02.03.2014 | Home
Mark Weisbrot

Election results are often contested, and that is one reason why governments sometimes invite official observer missions from inter-governmental bodies. But there are times and places when these outside organizations don't provide much of an independent observation.

End to Violence Rides on Honduran Elections

Jody Williams | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Jody Williams

The Honduran general elections on Nov. 24 could determine whether the impoverished Central American nation will be able to stem its epidemic of violen...

Honduras: The Secret Meetings Between Juan Orlando Hernández and Manuel Zelaya

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

Honduran political analyst Jorge Illescas believes that there is some sort of secret arrangement between the conservative National Party and the socia...

Manuel Zelaya: A Latin Rasputin

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.21.2013 | Home
Marco Cáceres

Would the relationship be similar to if Hillary Clinton were to become the next President of the United States in 2016 and Bill were to become First Man? Or would it simply be Mr. Zelaya pulling all the strings and telling his wife what to do and what to say and how to say it?

Snowden Revelations: Shining a Spotlight on Canada, Washington's Junior Partner in the Americas

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

Ottawa has been steadily deploying all of the resources at its disposal, including spying and corporate influence, to ensure its hegemony over some of the hemisphere's poorest and most oppressed nations.

Manuel Zelaya's Economy: The Other Side of the Coin

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Marco Cáceres

President Zelaya's heart may have been in the right place, but he wasn't governing; he was simply handing out cash that would eventually have to be paid back by a future government or force a future president to yet again travel around the world begging for forgiveness.

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

Honduras: Opening the Door for the Military

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.22.2013 | Home
Marco Cáceres

Make the military and the police more professional and effective by paying, training and equipping them better. Don't confuse them by inserting them into battlefields and against combatants for which they were never meant.

We Don't Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Co-authored by Lauren Elliott Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series For the next three articles, we will pause to ...