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Cerveceria Providing Education for Kids

Cerveceria Hondurena, a subsidiary of SABMiller, has begun a school named “Azunosa”, in order to provide an education for the children of their sugarcane field workers. Sugarcane supplies the soft drinks division, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) has stated that sugar cane harvesting could be hazardous, and is not suitable for people under 18 […]

Dole Proposes New Settlements

After fighting lawsuits for decades over its use of a dangerous pesticide in the 1970’s, Dole Food Co. is attempting a breakthrough move to settle outstanding claims by its former workers. Lawyers for the Westlake Village, Los Angeles produce giant have filed a request in Los Angeles Superior Court asking that nearly 1,500 Honduran farm […]

Armed Forces Move Toward Aguan River

Marlon Pascua, Honduras’ Minister of Defense has announced that President Porfirio Lobo is deploying soldiers from the North Coast of La Ceiba to protect the Aguan River region. 2,000 soldiers and police officers will be assigned there to seize drugs and illegal weapons. The government says the Aguan River region is being targeted by drug […]

UW Cancels Nike…Cornell to follow?

The University of Wisconsin-Madison cancelled its licensing agreement with Nike Inc. on Apr. 9th, becoming the first university to respond directly to the company’s recent labor violations in Honduras. According to Chancellor Biddy Martin, former provost of Cornell University, Nike did not adequately support Honduran workers after two factories shut down abruptly in Jan. 2009. […]

Cornell University Students Support Hondurans

Cornell’s newly-founded Licensing Oversight Committee (LOC) hit the ground running in its first meeting, pledging to renew business relations with Russell Athletics and investigating the abuses alleged by two aggrieved former Honduran workers for Nike, both of whom spoke at the University on Tuesday…In a press release, the Cornell Students Against Sweatshops said that the […]