Hillary Clinton and the coup in Honduras

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Hear Hillary Clinton Defend Her Role in Honduras Coup

13 April 2016

With the New York primary less than a week away, the race for the Democratic nomination continues to heat up. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will meet Thursday in Brooklyn for their first debate in over a month. We begin today’s show looking at Hillary Clinton and Honduras. Earlier this week, the former secretary of state publicly defended her role in the 2009 coup in Honduras that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya.

Since the coup, Honduras has become one of the most violent places in the world. Clinton was asked about Honduras during a meeting with the New York Daily News editorial board on Saturday. The question was posed by Democracy Now!’s own Juan González.

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“She’s Baldly Lying”: Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton’s Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup

13 April 2016

As Hillary Clinton seeks to defend her role in the 2009 Honduras coup, we speak with Dana Frank, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras. “This is breathtaking that she’d say these things. I think we’re all kind of reeling that she would both defend the coup and defend her own role in supporting its stabilization in the aftermath,” Frank says. “I want to make sure that the listeners understand how chilling it is that a leading presidential candidate in the United States would say this was not a coup. … She’s baldly lying when she says we never called it a coup.”

From Reuters news agency, Monday June 29, 2009 7:26pm EDT:

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a “terrible precedent” of transition by military force unless it was reversed.

“We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there,” Obama told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Murdered Berta Cáceres’ daughter on Honduras and the Pentagon

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Part 1: Berta Cáceres‘ Daughter: US Military Aid Has Fueled Repression & Violence in Honduras

18 March 2016

Another indigenous environmentalist has been murdered in Honduras, less than two weeks after the assassination of renowned activist Berta Cáceres. Nelson García was shot to death Tuesday after returning home from helping indigenous people who had been displaced in a mass eviction by Honduran security forces.

García was a member of COPINH, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, co-founded by Berta Cáceres, who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize last year for her decade-long fight against the Agua Zarca Dam, a project planned along a river sacred to the indigenous Lenca people.

She was shot to death at her home on March 3. On Thursday, thousands converged in Tegucigalpa for the start of a mobilization to demand justice for Berta Cáceres and an end to what they say is a culture of repression and impunity linked to the Honduran government’s support for corporate interests. At the same time, hundreds of people, most of them women, gathered outside the Honduran Mission to the United Nations chanting “Berta no se murió; se multiplicó – Berta didn’t die; she multiplied.”

We speak with Cáceres’s daughter, Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, and with Lilian Esperanza López Benítez, the financial coordinator of COPINH.

This video is the sequel.

Human rights and indigenous activists took to the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras’s capital, Wednesday to demand explanations for the murder of Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres and a halt to the rampant killing of activists throughout the country: here.

Outrage as Another Indigenous Activist Leader Assassinated in Honduras


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Source:  Common Dreams
March 16 2016

by  Nika Knight, staff writer

Less than two weeks after Berta Cáceres’ brutal slaying, another member of her activist group was shot and killed after the Honduran government violently evicted his Indigenous community from its ancestral land

another indigenous activit assassinated.pngIndigenous people and environmentalists around the world have been mourning Cáceres and fearing for her fellow activists’ safety in Honduras since her assassination on March 3. (Photo: Getty Images)

Another member of Berta Cáceres’ Indigenous rights group was brutally murdered by unidentified assailants on Tuesday, following a violent eviction of Indigenous people from their land.

Nelson Garcia, a father of five and community leader, was shot four times in the face—”gunned down in his home,” the Nation reported. His assassination occurred less than two weeks after Cáceres’, and only days following her funeral.

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Local reports say that his death occurred…

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Hillary Clinton and the bloody coup in Honduras

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Even the Washington Post is Calling out Clinton for her Role in the Honduran Coup

14 March 2016

Mark Wisebrot of CEPR says Hillary‘s “Hard Choices” include ousting democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, and swiftly acknowledging the coup-led government, that is now haunting her Democratic primary race against Bernie Sanders.

Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails: here.

Murdered Honduran environmentalist criticized Clinton’s support of coup

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Before Her Assassination, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Backing Honduran Coup
11 March 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing a new round of questions about her handling of the 2009 coup in Honduras that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Since the coup, Honduras has become one of the most violent places in the world.

Last week, indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home. In an interview two years ago, Cáceres singled out Clinton for her role supporting the coup. “We’re coming out of a coup that we can’t put behind us. We can’t reverse it,” Cáceres said. “It just kept going. And after, there was the issue of the elections. The same Hillary Clinton, in her book, ‘Hard Choices,’ practically said what was going to happen in Honduras. This demonstrates the meddling of North Americans in our country. The return of the president, Mel Zelaya, became a secondary issue. There were going to be elections in Honduras. And here she [Clinton] recognized that they didn’t permit Mel Zelaya’s return to the presidency.” We play this rarely seen clip of Cáceres and speak to historian Greg Grandin.

And as the spotlight turns to the U.S. involvement with the Central American country, the human rights group Centre for Economic Policy Research told teleSUR that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs to explain her position regarding her role in the 2009 coup in Honduras, which paved the way for rampant impunity: here.

Hillary Clinton’s Response To Honduran Coup Was Scrubbed From Her Paperback Memoirs. Critics argue the secretary of state’s efforts paved the way for the violence still plaguing Honduras: here.

Hillary Clinton Apologizes After Shocking Praise For Nancy Reagan’s ‘AIDS Activism’: here.

More environmentalists murdered in Honduras?

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Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres Died in Gustavo Castro Soto‘s Arms; Now His Life is in Danger

8 March 2016

Honduras is still reeling from last week’s assassination of Berta Cáceres, one of the country’s most well-known environmental and indigenous leaders. She was gunned down in her home early Thursday, less than a year after she won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Cáceres is at least the 110th environmental or land defender to be killed in Honduras since 2010 in the wake of a U.S.-supported coup.

At the time of her assassination, Cáceres was with Gustavo Castro Soto, another well-known environmental campaigner and coordinator of Friends of the Earth Mexico. He witnessed the shooting and sustained two bullet wounds. Now, human rights activists say the Honduran government is detaining Castro without cause and refusing him permission to return to his native Mexico. We speak with Beverly Bell, longtime colleague of both Castro and Cáceres and coordinator of Other Worlds, a social and economic justice organization.

Berta Cáceres’ pro-environment struggle continues in Honduras

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Mourners demand justice for slain environmentalist Berta Caceres

6 March 2016

Thousands of mourners turned out for the funeral of slain Honduran indigenous leader Berta Caceres. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Honduras: Murdered activist’s struggle goes on

Monday 7th March 2016

by Our Foreign Desk

LARGE crowds accompanied the body of murdered Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres to her final resting place at the weekend.

Many of those carrying her coffin on their shoulders through the dusty streets of La Esperanza, 190 miles east of the capital, were Lenca indigenous people for whose rights she had fought.

Drummers beat time as mourners chanted: “The struggle goes on and on” and “Berta Cáceres is present today and forever.”

Mourners marched more than six miles from Ms Cáceres’s mother’s home to a chapel where a mass was celebrated in her memory and thence to the cemetery in La Esperanza. Her four daughters and her ex-husband were among the procession.

The campaigner’s mother, Austra Flores, voiced her hope that her daughter’s murder would not go unpunished and that international attention would oblige the Honduran authorities to find those responsible.

Ms Cáceres, who was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting the Agua Zarca dam project, had complained of death threats from police, army and landowners’ groups.

She was murdered on Thursday morning by gunmen who broke into her home and shot her four times.

“My mother died because she defended the land and rivers of her country,” said her daughter Olivia.

Mexican human-rights activist Gustavo Castro Soto was also wounded in the attack, pretending to be dead as he lay on the floor, said Security Ministry Julian Pacheco.

Mr Pacheco said that two suspects have been detained for questioning, including a local private security guard.