Concerned about the November 2013 elections in Honduras, 21 U.S. Senators Sign Letter to John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State: CALL FOR ACCOUNTABILTY IN HONDURAS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Rights Action is pleased to share this press release from the makers of “Gold Fever”.
Rights Action is honored to fund and work with many courageous people and organizations in Honduras and Guatemala, while focusing critical attention on how we, in the U.S. and Canada, are often part of the problem.
· (June 12, 2013) New York Post article: “State Department Stymied Probe Into Shooting Of Four Hondurans, Whistleblower Says”
· (August 2012) Rights Action / CEPR Report: “Collateral Damage Of A Drug War: The May 11 Killings In Ahuas And The Impact Of The U.S. War On Drugs In La Moskitia, Honduras”
The following article builds upon and brings to light new developments that have transpired since the March 6 publication of COHA’s Senior Research Fellow Frederick B. Mills’s article entitled, “Honduran Death Squad Murders in Aguán Valley: Reflections on Rights Action Report.”
The Honduras Solidarity Network, a network of over 30 organizations, calls for local actions on June 28 to commemorate the coup and in solidarity with the resistance movement.
A resurgence of death squad activity targeting suspected gang members and others is exacting a mounting toll in Honduras, a country already wracked by violence and impunity. As documented in a series of AP investigative reports, it is increasingly apparent that US-funded Honduran National Police are dispatching summary justice to gang members, in a policy of "social cleansing", with complete impunity.
Memorial Day. Across the country, cities and towns fill with the red, white and blue. Parades wind along streets, ending up at local cemeteries. The media reports moving stories of American families who have lost loved ones in wars and interventions across the planet, who now care for, ever-more, wounded loved ones returned from wars across the planet.
- NYT article: "Trial On Guatemalan Civil War Carnage Leaves Out U.S. Role"
- Commentary: "Follow Guatemala's Lead: Convene A Genocide Case Grand Jury"
- NYT article: "Victory In Guatemala? Not Yet"