Human Rights

Excerpts from Congressional Briefing on the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance on HR in Mexico, Central America and Colombia

 
During a visit to Washington in late July, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina jointly called for a regional security initiative modeled on Plan Colombia in response to the rampant violence sweeping their countries. 
 
In an October 29th Congressional brie

Statement by the Mesoamerican Working Group* on the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance on Human Rights in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia

 
October 29, 2014  U.S. military and police assistance to Central America and Mexico has skyrocketed over the last fifteen years.  U.S.

The Hondurans that don’t migrate: Indigenous communities face death threats to defend their land

 We link to an article, published in Latin Correspondent, written by a recently returned PROAH volunteer about what is happening in Locomapa- a community in Yoro, Honduras that is struggling to protect communal lands from illegal logging and mining:  

http://latincorrespondent.com/honduras/locomapa-de-yoro-indigenous-tolup...

 

ALERT: ARMED ASSAULT OF PRIESTS WITH PROTECTIVE MEASURES AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PROAH ACCOMPANIERS

 
The Honduras Accompaniment Project/Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH) expresses its grave concern regarding the armed assault and abduction carried out against Father César Augusto Espinoza Muñoz and Father Abel Carbajal, priests of the parish of Arizona, Atlántida and three international human rights accompaniers with PROAH (Two Swiss and one French citizens).

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Honduras, Children, Rights and Exclusion

“To migrate is a right, to be expelled from your country should be a crime” A.L.

The Child Migration Crisis and the Legacy of the Honduran Coup

In the years just before the June 28, 2009 coup d’état, Honduras was rarely in the U.S. news. In the five years since, Honduras has received much more coverage, but it’s all bad press. Most recently has been the story of the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America at U.S. borders. Of the 47,000 children apprehended by U.S.

NALACC says more militarization will exacerbate crisis of unaccompanied children on the U.S. border

 

In this attached article NALACC Calls for Immediate Response and Attention to Underlying Development and Policy Failures

 

 

COFADEH Urgent Action June 9, 2014

Due to several incidents in and around the offices of COFADEH, and one violent assault against a COFADEH staff member, they have issued the attached Urgent Action request.

Visit our blog -Visite nuestro blog

Honduras Accompaniment Project blog in English, including articles, news and urgent actions.

Blog en español del Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH), incluyendo artículos, noticias, y acciones urgentes.

 

Video

Video of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth) in Honduras.

Commission of Truth Honduras reports

Final report of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth), Honduras:

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