By Bill Van Auken, May 19, 2012
The killing of at least four Honduran civilians, including two pregnant women, in an attack by a US helicopter triggered angry protests in Honduras’s remote northeastern Mosquito Coast area.
By Bill Van Auken, March 31, 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 Bill Van Auken, February 18, 2012
The horrific fire that killed over 350 prisoners in Honduras is not only a tragedy but a crime for which the country's ruling families and foreign capitalist exploiters bear ultimate responsibility.
By Bill Van Auken, February 16, 2012
Relatives of prisoners clashed with police and soldiers outside a penitentiary in central Honduras where over 370 inmates perished in a fire.
By Bill Van Auken, March 30, 2011
The US-backed government of President Porfirio Lobo has used police and military violence in an attempt to quell a teachers’ strike and protests that have continued to escalate over the last month.
By Rafael Azul, July 29, 2010
Seven journalists were shot to death and another severely wounded in Honduras earlier this year. These assassinations expose Washington’s claims that Honduras is on the road of democracy and reconciliation.
By Bill Van Auken, June 28, 2010
June 28 marks one year since the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. The Obama administration defends the country’s current regime as a “democracy,” even as death squad murders and military violence continue.
By Rafael Azul, June 12, 2010
At this week’s summit meeting of the Organization of American States, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for Honduras to be readmitted as an OAS member.
By Bill Van Auken, February 12, 2010
With the restoration of diplomatic ties and the resumption of aid and credits, Honduras has been welcomed back into the fold of “democratic” nations, even as the organizers of last June’s coup remain at their posts and death squad murders continue.
By Bill Van Auken, December 1, 2009
Sunday’s elections in Honduras were marked by systematic repression and mass abstention. Nonetheless, the Obama administration hailed the vote as a “legitimate way out” of the five-month-old crisis that began with the June 28 coup.
By Bill Van Auken, November 27, 2009
The Obama administration has endorsed this Sunday’s elections in Honduras under conditions in which the regime that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya last June remains in power and is preparing to suppress popular opposition to an illegitimate vote.
By Bill Van Auken, November 9, 2009
Republican lawmakers who openly back the coup regime in Honduras have voiced satisfaction that the Obama administration has “reversed” its policy on the return to office of the country’s ousted president, Manuel Zelaya.