Honduran prison massacre, again


This video says about itself:

The War On Democracy was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.

By Bill Van Auken:

At least 13 dead in another Honduran prison massacre

31 March 2012

At least 13 prisoners died Thursday in a prison riot and fire in Honduras that has once again exposed not only the desperate conditions in the country’s prison system, but also the overall assault on basic rights of the population by the country’s US-backed government.

The site of the massacre was the main prison in San Pedro Sula, Honduras’s northern industrial city. While authorities initially released the names of the 13 dead, whose bodies were recovered, reports spoke of as many as 20 killed.

Our Hope Is in Our Struggle: Reclaiming Land and Life in Honduras. Consuelo Castillo, Beverly Bell and Lauren Elliot, Other Worlds: “In Honduras, as in most places, the government and the wealthy treat land as a commodity. In pursuit of the profits it offers, they have taken enormous tracts of land from indigenous peoples and small farmers, often through legally suspect if not outright violent means. On April 17, several thousand Hondurans set out to take back some of this land. They occupied 30,000 acres of land that day, claiming a legal right to grow crops there”: here.

Latin America v. Obama: U.S. Policy on Cuba, Drug War, Economy Under Fire at Colombian Summit: here.

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