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COPINH: Statement on the Imminent Approval of New Mining and Hydrocarbons Law

Original Spanish version is below. Please also see related URGENT ACTION and send a letter to the Honduran Congress today!

COPINH – Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras

Livingston photographer chronicles aftermath of Nicaraguan conflict

RACHEL HERGETT, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012  At first glance, Paul Dix’s book of photographs may seem like another coffee table book chronicling the people of a Latin American country.The cover shows a 1986 photograph of Esteban Mejía Peña with his great granddaughters in La Esperanza, Nicaragua, taken when Livingston resident Paul Dix worked in the country as a photographer for Witness for Peace from 1985 to 1990.

Fr. Miquel D'Escoto calls on Obama to turn from violence and follow in the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King

Managua 1/5/2012 – In a public letter, the ex-president of the United Nations General Assembly (2008-2009) and ex-Foreign Minister of Nicaragua (1979-1990), Miguel D'Escoto, called on President Barack Obama, to stop the terrorist, criminal and genocidal actions of the United States.  

Dear Colleague: LA Times Op-Ed: Protect Human Rights in Honduras

1/10/2010 - Rep. Sam Farr and Rep. George Miller sent the following Dear Colleague regarding human rights concerns in Honduras and allocation of U.S. aid:

Urgent Action: Attacks by Police on Civilians Continue in Honduras (COFADEH)


In the Aguán a baby Jesus will be born in the midst of repression

Original version of this article in Spanish can be found on the Mio Aguán blog here.

In the Aguán a baby Jesus will be born in the midst of repression

The Permanent International Observatory for Human Rights in the Aguán once again denounces the climate of repression prevailing in the Aguán Valley on the north coast of Honduras.

OFRANEH: Garifuna Communities of Trujillo Take Legal Action Against Canadian Porn King


Original Spanish version of this statement by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) can be found on OFRANEH's blog.

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Improvements in Social and Economic Well-Being and the Nov. 6 Elections

Daniel McCurdy, Nov. 14, 2011 Last Sunday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was re-elected by a large margin. His party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), won an unprecedented majority in the National Assembly.  The major media, which are generally hostile to Ortega (and to most of the left governments in Latin America), mostly missed the main economic changes that might explain this result.  These include a significant reduction in poverty and inequality and a considerable increase in access to health care and education.

Election Results Released

On Monday afternoon, the Nicaraguan Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) released its third report of results from Sunday’s presidential election. CSE President Roberto Rivas said that, with 85.8% of precincts reporting, the Sandinista Party (FSLN) and its candidate President Daniel Ortega had won with 62.65% of the votes, followed by the Independent Liberal Party (PLI) Alliance with 30.96%, and the Constitutional Liberal Party (PLC) with 6.02%. Rivas said that voter turnout had been between 75% and 80%.

Nicaraguan Elections Peaceful

National elections were carried out peacefully in Nicaragua yesterday. The current President, Daniel Ortega, was re-elected in a landslide victory according to results released today by the Supreme Electoral Council.

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 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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