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Honduras News in Review

The Honduras News in Review provides biweekly updates on current events related to human rights and social justice in Honduras and summarizes relevant news found only in Spanish-language media. Check this section regularly to stay informed on issues such as the fight against impunity for human rights abusers; indigenous, women’s and children’s rights struggles; environmental issues; national and international court cases; and economic and governmental reforms.



Honduras News in Review—June 2010
Coup anniversary remembered as Honduras remains polarized; demonstrations are largely peaceful

Honduras News in Review—May 2010
Judges dismissed from posts in alleged political reprisal; more resistance figures killed, threatened; role of official truth commission examined; alternative truth commission launched...

Honduras News in Review—April 2010
Truth Commission to launch May 4; Aguán land dispute resolution comes at high price; two more reporters killed; Resistance movement kicks off million-signature constitutional referendum...

Honduras News in Review—March 2010
March deadliest month ever for Honduran journalists; murders of resistance members continue; Custodio releases "whitewashed" human rights report...

Honduras News in Review—February 2010
Nearly 250 human rights violations, including four political murders, since Lobo took office; proposed truth commission delayed...

Honduras News in Review—January 2010
New Honduran president takes office as Zelaya heads into exile; Honduran generals cleared of wrongdoing in coup; Deaths, threats against resistance members give rise to exiles...

Honduras News in Review—September 2009
Zelaya returns to Honduras, de facto government escalates repression...

Honduras News in Review—August 2009
U.S. suspends all nonhumanitarian aid to Honduras, refuses to recognize results of upcoming elections...

Honduras News in Review—July 10-Aug. 3, 2009
Post-coup death toll rises...

Honduras News in Review—June 1-July 10, 2009
Eleven days after coup, Honduras remains in turmoil...

Honduras News in Review—May 1-31, 2009
Inter-American Court of Human Rights convicts Honduras in murder of environmental activist...

Honduras News in Review—April 1-30, 2009
Honduran reporters threatened, killed...

Honduras News in Review—March 1-31, 2009
Convicted murderers of "lawyer for the poor" receive sentences while intellectual authors remain at large...

Honduras News in Review—Feb. 1-28, 2009
Killers of "lawyer for the poor" found guilty...

Honduras News in Review—Jan. 15-30, 2009
Supreme Court selected after political standoff...

Honduras News in Review—Jan. 1-15, 2009
Government compensation program for victims of 1980s human rights abuses draws criticism, corruption investigation...

Honduras News in Review—Dec. 1-15, 2008
President announces new indemnity program for families of 1980s disappearance victims...

Honduras News in Review—Nov. 15-30, 2008
Multiple politicians killed in lead-up to primary elections...

Honduras News in Review—Nov. 1-15, 2008
Disaster underreported, flood relief slow in coming...

Honduras News in Review—Oct. 16-31, 2008
Targeted prosecutor Santos flees country for his safety...

Honduras News in Review—Oct. 1-15, 2008
Honduras among most violent countries in the world...

Honduras News in Review—September 1-30, 2008
Undercover police discovered spying on rights and labor groups...

Honduras News in Review—Aug. 15-31, 2008
Gang-member reform program kicks off in Tegucigalpa...

Honduras News in Review—Aug. 1-15, 2008
Exiled victim of torture in 1980s returns to Honduras to seek justice...

Honduras News in Review—July 15-31, 2008
Police officers convicted of murdering two environmentalists are now fugitives...

Honduras News in Review—July 1-14, 2008
Police officers sentenced for murdering environmental activists...

Honduras News in Review—June 15-30, 2008
Transparency law progress report: slow going...

Honduras News in Review—June 1-15, 2008
Twenty-one guilty verdicts handed down in 2003 prison massacre case...

Honduras News in Review—May 2008
Hunger strike ends as National Congress meets prosecutors’ demands...

Honduras News in Review—April 2008
Hunger strike ignites national anticorruption movement...

Honduras News in Review—March 2008
U.S. State Department's Honduras human rights report cites significant concerns...

Honduras News in Review—February 2008
Suspects arrested in murder of human rights advocate ...

Honduras News in Review—December 2007/January 2008
Human rights prosecutor to reactivate disappearance, torture cases against former military officers...

Honduras News in Review—September/October 2007
Campesinos violently forced to vacate land...

Honduras News in Review - August 27, 2007
Special security force will protect justice officials...

Honduras News in Review—July 3, 2007
Government declares state of emergency in prisons following 5 deaths...

Honduras News in Review—May 21, 2007
Remains of man murdered by military in 1992 are returned to his family...

Honduras News in Review—May 7, 2007
Canada investigates Hondurans allegedly involved in human rights abuses...

Honduras News in Review—April 23, 2007
Honduras apologizes for extrajudicial killing of four young men in 1995...

Honduras News in Review—April 9, 2007
Former death squad leader dies following attack in his home...

Honduras News in Review—March 26, 2007
U.S. watch group asks Honduras to stop sending soldiers to military training school...

Honduras News in Review—March 12, 2007
Honduras has “serious human rights problems,” says State Department report...

Honduras News in Review—February 26, 2007
30,000 march against corruption in Honduras...

Honduras News in Review—February 13, 2007
Four police officers charged with murder of environmentalists...

Honduras News in Review—January 30, 2007
Congress members, rights group protest impunity at government ceremony...

Honduras News in Review—January 16, 2007
Witness disappears and others threatened following murder of two activists...

Honduras News in Review—January 9, 2007
Police kill two environmental leaders; human rights commission orders protective measures...

Honduras News in Review—December 19, 2006
Human rights lawyer assassinated ...

Honduras News in Review—December 4, 2006
Honduras lags behind on fulfilling Inter-American Court sentences...

Honduras News in Review—November 13, 2006
U.N. Human Rights Committee urges prosecution of forced disappearance cases...

Honduras News in Review—October 31, 2006
Inter-American Court rules against Honduras in extrajudicial murder case..

Honduras News in Review—October 16, 2006
Honduran defense minister denies plans for new U.S. military base...

Honduras News in Review—September 18, 2006
Inter-American Court to hear torture case against Honduras...

Honduras News in Review—September 6, 2006
Government sends soldiers and security guards into the streets to combat violence...

Honduras News in Review—August 14, 2006
Teachers protest in Tegucigalpa and walk away with victory...

Honduras News in Review—July 31, 2006
Indigenous activist acquitted of murder charges is released from prison...

Honduras News in Review—July 18, 2006
Government returns remains of two men arbitrarily executed in the 1980s...

Honduras News in Review—July 3, 2006
Two prisoners of conscience absolved of murder charges...

Honduras News in Review—June 19, 2006
Honduras requests U.S. special forces to help combat drug trafficking...

Honduras News in Review—June 9, 2006
Honduran President Zelaya meets with Bush, I.D.B. and others in U.S. tour...

Honduras News in Review—May 18, 2006
Honduras urged to pursue criminal case against former military officer...

Honduras News in Review—May 2, 2006
Former officer accused of illegal detention and murder now acting as government security advisor...

Honduras News in Review—April 13, 2006
Former military leader ordered to pay $47 million for human rights violations...

Honduras News in Review—March 27, 2006
U.S. federal judge hears testimony against former Honduran colonel...

Honduras News in Review—March 15, 2006
Honduran court opens case of activists disappeared in the 1980s...

Honduras News in Review—February 6, 2006
Zelaya administration announces dialogue with gang members ...

Honduras News in Review—January 23, 2006
Amnesty International adopts Honduran indigenous leaders as prisoners of conscience ...

Honduras News in Review—January 10, 2006
Six clandestine cemeteries discovered in Honduras ...

Honduras News in Review—December 8, 2005
Opposition Liberal Party leader Zelaya wins Honduran presidential election ...

Honduras News in Review—November 28, 2005
Former head of Honduran police unit arrested for 1982 murders ...

Honduras News in Review—November 10, 2005
Honduran government to pay reparations for human rights violations in 1990s ...

Honduras News in Review—October 21, 2005
Hunger strikers demand farmland back from businessmen ...

Honduras News in Review—October 6, 2005
Supreme Court considers 1982 human rights abuse case ...

Honduras News in Review—September 26, 2005
Honduras asks U.S. to stop deporting Hondurans affected by Katrina ...

Honduras News in Review—September 5, 2005
Honduran police officers arrested for drug trafficking ...

Honduras News in Review—August 15, 2005
Honduras may increase criminal penalties for minors following death of DEA agent

Honduras News in Review—August 1, 2005
Bloque Popular condemns paramilitary operations against activists ...

Honduras News in Review—July 18, 2005
Police commissioner criticizes U.S. involvement in Honduras arrests ...

Honduras News in Review—July 4, 2005
Honduras considers “friendly settlement” in rights abuse case ...

Honduras News in Review—June 24, 2005
Honduran court convicts former Battalion 3-16 member for murder of activist ...