FRUIT giant Fyffes is systematically violating workers’ rights in Central America, international food workers’ union federation IUF charged yesterday.
The transnational is the biggest importer of bananas to Europe and among the largest global suppliers of pineapples and...
Wednesday 25th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
THE leader of an indigenous activist group in Honduras has survived a second assasination bid, just seven months after the murder of his predecessor.
The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH) announced on Tuesday that its leader Tomas Gomez Membreno...
Thursday 13th Oct 2016
AUTHORITIES in Honduras said on Wednesday they had arrested three suspects over the murder of an indigenous rights campaigner.
The Public Ministry said two men and a juvenile had been detained in connection with the killing of Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras...
Friday 15th Jul 2016
A SPECIAL commission is investigating the death of an indigenous rights campaigner just four months after another activist was killed, Honduras’s Public Ministry said yesterday.
Lesbia Janeth Urquia’s body was discovered on Wednesday in a rubbish dump in Marcala. She...
Saturday 9th Jul 2016
TOPPLED Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has announced plans to run for office again next year — if the incumbent does the same.
Latin American media reported late on Wednesday that “Mel” Zelaya, the popular leader deposed in 2009’s US-backed coup d’etat,...
Friday 27th May 2016
posted by James Tweedie in World
HONDURAN prosecution authorities arrested four people on Monday in connection with the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, who was shot dead on March 3 by gunmen who broke into her home.
Those arrested include an army officer and three people who worked for the Desarrollos...
Wednesday 4th May 2016
A REPORT exposed yesterday how LGBT campaigners in Honduras have risked torture, prison and assassination since the US-backed 2009 coup.
The British-based Index on Censorship used data gathered from local NGOs.
It said 215 LGBT people were murdered between 2009, when...
Thursday 7th Apr 2016
by Our Foreign Desk
LARGE crowds accompanied the body of murdered Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres to her final resting place at the weekend.
Many of those carrying her coffin on their shoulders through the dusty streets of La...
Monday 7th Mar 2016
Indigenous rights leader shot in own home
Saturday 5th Mar 2016
ANTI-CORRUPTION protesters gathered in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa on Monday as a government-backed investigative mission began its work.
The Indignant movement, set up last year, accused the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), which is supported...
Wednesday 24th Feb 2016