ENCA member James Watson reports from a month with COPINH, Honduras.

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A Two Sided Story – Mine-Affected Communities tell their Stories of Destruction and Death outside Honduras’ “First International Mining Congress”

A Two Sided Story – Mine-Affected Communities tell their Stories of Destruction and Death outside Honduras’ “First International Mining Congress”

19th July 2015

Honduras in Protest – Movements Align Against Corruption and Exploitation

While Honduras rocks from a wave of protest against the corruption rife within his government and its business links, last week president Juan Orlando Hernández proudly hosted the “First International Mining Congress in Honduras”.

The Largest Antorchas March Against Corruption so far, and the Struggle Continues – Please Act to Support Honduras’ Demands for Justice

The Largest Antorchas March Against Corruption so far, and the Struggle Continues – Please Act to Support Honduras’ Demands for Justice

Sunday 28th June 2015, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: SIGN OUR ONLINE PETITION TO SUPPORT HONDURAS’ PEOPLE

ENCA has now started an online petition to make it easier for UK residents press our government to support Honduras’s people. Please go to this petition and sign now, and use the links there to spread it further with email, Facebook and Twitter!

Las Antorchas Mass Protests & Hunger Strikers – Honduras Demands an End to Corruption

Las Antorchas Mass Protests & Hunger Strikers – Honduras Demands an End to Corruption

I have now been in Honduras for 1 week, mostly in rural Honduras learning about COPINH’s indigenous rights struggles. Today though I am in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as COPINH has sent a delegation to join a burgeoning “Antorchas” protest movement. This movement started to manifest itself in mass demonstrations only 2 weeks before my arrival, and it represents the broadest resistant front – and the strongest hope for an end to corruption – that the country has seen since the 2009 military coup.

Indigenous Struggles and Human Rights in Honduras

Indigenous Struggles and Human Rights in Honduras

ENCA member James Watson reports from a month with COPINH, Honduras

Since a military coup in 2009, Honduras has become one of the most repressive nations in Latin America. The Honduran “oligarchy” of rich landowning families has spread its power through the corrupted government, and the country has seen increasing militarisation in order to cement their control.