Honduras: The prisoners whose scorched bodies were carried out piece by piece this morning from a charred Honduran prison had been locked inside an overcrowded facility where most inmates had never been charged, let alone convicted: here.
Mark Engler, Dissent Magazine: “Honduras has become a human rights disaster. The country now has the world’s highest murder rate. And impunity for political violence is the norm. For all this, the United States deserves a good deal of the blame…. Lest anyone in this country think that things in Honduras have settled into a peaceable, post-coup normality, [due to a] chain of events – a coup that the United States didn’t stop, a fraudulent election that it accepted – [that] has now allowed corruption to mushroom”: here.
Poverty and crime bring Honduras to its knees: here.
A female union leader has won a prestigious award for her struggle to support workers in Honduras supplying bananas to British shops for as little as £5 a day: here.
Free speech advocates demanded an international investigation into attacks on journalists in Honduras on Monday after a radio host was killed by machete blows: here.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2012) – Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 93 fellow House members sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to raise the alarm over human rights violations in Honduras where human rights defenders, journalists, community leaders and opposition activists are subject to death threats, attacks and extrajudicial executions. Today also marks the 18th fatal attack on a member of the news media in the past two years after a Honduran journalist was killed by an unknown attacker wielding a machete: here.
The constitutional chamber of the Honduras Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that privately run cities would be unconstitutional, threatening a project to build “model cities” with their own police, laws, government and tax systems: here.
Lauren Carasik, Boston Review: The United States should carry out an independent review of the joint U.S.-Honduras drug enforcement operation that went terribly awry, killing four Honduran civilians: here.
In the two years since the ICC opened its preliminary investigation, Honduras has become the murder capital of the world and among the most dangerous countries in which to be a reporter. It is time for the Court to intervene: here.
- US Terrorizing Honduras to Keep Control Over Latin America (antiwar.com)
- In Honduras, Deaths Make U.S. Rethink Drug War (nytimes.com)
- Officer reportedly gives up in Honduras slay case (mysanantonio.com)
- Mr. President, You Are Abetting Murder in Honduras (counterpunch.org)
- Canadian tourist killed in Honduras: Reports (metronews.ca)
- Honduras policeman apologizes to journalists (utsandiego.com)
- Honduras: Court Quashes “Model Cities”; Investors Eye Jamaica (alethonews.wordpress.com)