human rights

Protests in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa

Human rights organizations, church representatives, store owners, businessmen, lawyers, and others joined journalists in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa to demand justice for the targeted group. The most recent murder of radio journalist Luz Marina Paz has sparked outrage among citizens across Honduras, who are seeing cold blooded murder being used as a remedy to […]

Aguán Dispute Hinders Foreign Relations

The reported killing of 23 Honduran farmers in a dispute with the owners of UN-accredited palm oil plantations in Honduras is forcing the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) executive board to reconsider its stakeholder consultation processes. In Brussels, the Green MEP Bas Eickhout called the alleged human rights abuses “a disgrace”, and told EurActiv he would […]

President Lobo Condems Murder

President Lobo Condems Murder

The President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, yesterday condemned the assassination of an India native, who had become a naturalized citizen of Honduras. Mahadeo Roopchand Sadloo was better known as “Emo”, and a prominent figure in the the National Popular Resistance Front (Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular – FNRP), coordinated by former President José Manuel […]

Honduras: Stop Efforts to Discredit Human Rights Prosecutors

PRESS RELEASE FROM HRW: The Lobo administration needs to ensure that government officials stop attacking the credibility of human rights prosecutors, Human Rights Watch said today. President Porfirio Lobo also should direct security forces to cooperate fully with abuse investigations, Human Rights Watch said. On May 26, 2011, Deputy Secretary of Security Armando Calidonio publicly […]