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Hondurans demand US withdrawal over civilian deaths

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.

At least 13 dead in another Honduran prison massacre

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.

Honduras’s prison inferno: A crime of capitalism

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.

Clashes follow over 370 deaths in Honduran prison fire

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.

Honduran government unleashes violence against striking teachers

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.

Report exposes journalist killings in Honduras

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.

One year since the Honduran coup

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.

US pushes for readmission of Honduras to Organization of American States

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.

Honduras: The making of a death squad “democracy”

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.

Honduran vote held amid repression, mass abstention

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.

Washington endorses gunpoint election in Honduras

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.

Honduras: Republicans praise Obama for “reversing” policy

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.