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Sociología es movimiento, es mujer

La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) celebrará entre el 3 y 5 de agosto de 2016 el III Congreso Nacional de Sociología, bajo el lema Honduras en Movimiento y Procesos de Transformación Social.

Origen: Sociología es movimiento, es mujer

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Suspenden sentencia contra el expresidente Rafael Leonardo Callejas

Origen: http://www.diariomas.hn/2016/08/03/suspenden-sentencia-contra-el-expresidente-rafael-leonardo-callejas/

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Informe: Impacto socioambiental de la minería en la región noroccidental de Honduras a la luz de tres estudios de casos

Origen: http://movimientom4.org/2016/08/informe-impacto-socioambiental-de-la-mineria-en-la-region-noroccidental-de-honduras-a-la-luz-de-tres-estudios-de-casos/

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Are CentAm Nations Hyping Transnational Threat of Gangs?

Authorities in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador and Honduras have recently highlighted fears of gang members’ transnational criminal activities in Central America, but little evidence is available to support these claims.

Origen: Are CentAm Nations Hyping Transnational Threat of Gangs?

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“El Estado hondureño es el promotor de todos los proyectos mortíferos para las comunidades indígenas”

El pasado 3 de marzo, el asesinato de la defensora medioambiental Berta Cáceres tuvo una repercusión internacional, sacando a la luz la amplitud de las violaciones de derechos humanos en Honduras. Desde entonces, su hija Bertha Zúñiga y el nuevo coordinador del COPINH Tomás Gómez Membreño siguen luchando para que se haga justicia.

Origen: “El Estado hondureño es el promotor de todos los proyectos mortíferos para las comunidades indígenas”

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“Eat, Pray, Starve”: Greg Grandin on Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton & the U.S. Role in Honduras

On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, delivered a prime-time speech in which he spoke about the nine months he spent with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras in 1980. To talk more about the significance of Tim Kaine’s time in Honduras, we speak with Greg Grandin, professor of Latin American history at New York University. His most recent article for The Nation is headlined “Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras.”


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AMY GOODMAN: We are “Breaking with Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency.” We’re in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, covering the Democratic National Convention, inside and out, from the streets to the convention floor. On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, delivered a prime-time speech in which he spoke about the nine months he spent with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras in 1980.

SEN. TIM KAINE: And let me tell you what really struck me there. I got a—I got a firsthand look at a different system, a dictatorship, a dictatorship, where a few people at the top had all the power, and everybody else got left out.

AMY GOODMAN: To talk more about the significance of Senator Kaine’s time in Honduras, we’re joined by Greg Grandin, professor of Latin American history at New York University. His most recent article for The Nation is headlined “Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras.”

Professor Grandin, welcome to Democracy Now! Talk about what you understand Tim Kaine did when he took a year off of Harvard Law School to go to Honduras and work with the Jesuits, through to the policies today.

GREG GRANDIN: Yeah, well, he spent about nine months in Honduras, in El Progreso. It’s a Jesuit mission. And he volunteered. He did pretty politically neutral work, by his own accounting. He taught carpentry and he taught welding. The Progreso mission is in the old region of the old United Fruit—the storied United Fruit Company, a lot of old company towns, banana plantation workers, former banana plantation workers. The industry in that area was already kind of in decline at that moment.

And this was a very formative period in Tim Kaine’s life, according to Tim Kaine. He calls it transformational. He said that it changed his life. It made him think more about poverty. It made him think more about social justice. And he’s used his time in Honduras—he wasn’t in—he wasn’t in political office until the late 1990s—municipal politics in Richmond, then mayor of Richmond, then he went on to be governor of Virginia and then senator. In pretty much every campaign, he’s referenced his time in Honduras.

Now, what’s interesting about that is nine months in 1980 Honduras is the equivalent of being in Weimar Germany in 1933. There was a lot going on, particularly if you were working with the Jesuits. The Jesuits were on the front lines of a lot of the changes that were taking place in Central America. There was, you know, those insurrectionary wars, those revolutionary wars. The Sandinistas won in nearby Nicaragua in 1979. Guatemala, El Salvador, there was large insurgencies. They were as much Christian as they were socialist. The rise of liberation theology, the left-wing turn within the Catholic Church that was largely driven in Latin America, had radicalized beyond just a concern for the poor, beyond just a concern for structural issues, to actually side with revolutionaries to join the revolution.

Not all Jesuits were revolutionaries. The order was, in some ways, torn by debates. It was a cauldron. There were massacres. Political repression started in Honduras. Ronald Reagan, when he won in 1980, appointed John Negroponte, who worked very closely with death squads. In Honduras, people started to disappear. There were massacres of peasants. There was the beginning of the genocide in Guatemala. So, these were very consequential years. There’s no way that he could have spent nine months in the center of this cauldron without coming away from—with the debates. And the debates within the Jesuit community, within that Jesuit mission, in particular, was: Should we side with the revolution, or should we—should we slow it down, should we be more conservative? And there were Jesuits on both sides of that debate within that mission.

And what’s interesting is that, when Kaine comes back to the United States, there’s no doubt that this had an impact on his life. There’s no doubt, when you listen to him speak about Honduras, he’s sincere. He is concerned about the country. And I think this speaks to a split in the neoliberal mind. He reduces his time in Honduras to a series of platitudes. It would be as if somebody spent nine months in Weimar Germany in 1933 and come back with the lesson that money can’t buy happiness. I mean, that’s literally what he said in one—paraphrasing something that he said in an interview on how Honduras impacted him. He was also asked how it made him think about the United States. And he said, “Well, Honduras was a dictatorship at the time, and it made me appreciate our system of government.” So, there’s a way in which the structural analysis—

AMY GOODMAN: What was the U.S. role at the time in Honduras in the coups, in the military?

GREG GRANDIN: Well, one, that dictatorship—that dictatorship that Kaine referenced was installed by the United States. It was a couple—it was many years old. It dated back to a coup that John F. Kennedy presided over after the Cuban revolution. The JFK and LBJ administrations set off a series of coups in order to contain the Cuban revolution, and Honduras was one country. So, that dictatorship can be traced back—that dictatorship that Kaine lived under could be traced back to U.S. patronage. But also, at the time, in order to stem the Contra—as a response to the Sandinista revolution, the Contra war was getting underway. Honduras was the front lines in that. Honduras, when Tim Kaine—exactly when Tim Kaine was there, was the third-largest recipient of military aid in all of Latin America. Honduras, a country with, you know, at the time, maybe 2, 3 million people. So, the U.S. was—

AMY GOODMAN: You know, we only have two minutes.

GREG GRANDIN: Yeah.

AMY GOODMAN: And I wanted to bring the policy from then to here.

GREG GRANDIN: To now, yeah.

AMY GOODMAN: In March, gunmen assassinated Berta Cáceres, the well-known Honduran indigenous dissident—

GREG GRANDIN: Yeah.

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Berta Se Multiplicó – COPINH Resists:La Voz Delegation Report

On July 25, some people might have been surprised outside the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Philadelphia to see protesters wearing masks made from  a photo of assassinated Honduran indigenous leader Berta Caceres and a giant puppet of Berta as well marching through the streets.
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One of Berta’s daughters, Laura Yolanda Zuniga, was there too representing  Berta’s organization COPINH and her family as part of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance actions.  The protesters had a specific complaint related to COPINH and Honduras, denouncing the fact that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted to working hard to extend and institutionalize the June 2009 coup d’etat in Honduras and the fact that the Obama administration in general continues to support and supply funds to the latest version of the coup government, President Juan Orlando Hernandez — despite a very long list of human rights violations, state violence, and corruption allegations tied to Hernandez’s government and political party. At the same time, it isn’t really a surprise to find COPINH participating  in protests that include support for migrant’s rights, against police murders of black and latinos in the US, the TPP, environmental justice and more. Since its beginnings COPINH has had an international vision.
In late June of this year La Voz de los de Abajo sent a small fact finding and accompaniment mission to Honduras. One of our priorities was to show support for and to talk to with COPINH in the aftermath of the assassination of its co-founder and long-time general coordinator, Berta Caceres.  On June 26 th we started out for La Esperanza, Intibuca to visit COPINH and to pay our respects to Berta Caceres’ family.  Leaving from Marcala, La Paz, where we had visited campesinos from the CNTC,  we were already in the area in which the Lenca indigenous people’s communities and descendants are a majority. The indigenous word Lenca means something like “a place of many waters” in English and it is a land of rivers flowing down from breathtaking mountains

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Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras

The vice-presidential nominee supports policies that hurt the country that was the “turning point” in his life.

Origen: Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras

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Protestors Call Out Hillary Clinton & Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres at DNC

It’s been four months since Honduran indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres was killed in her home, and protestors continue to demand justice – this time, calling out Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy in the Central American country outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

wenty organizations chanted “Berta vive vive, la lucha sigue sigue” on Monday as part of the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm People’s Caravan demonstration, which started last week at Cleveland’s RNC and traveled to the DNC.

The multiracial group of activists, including Cáceres’ daughter Laura, aims to continue the mission of the late activist, who had criticized the presumptive Democratic nominee for allegedly helping in the 2009 Honduran military coup that is still shaking the country.

“We know both the Republican and Democratic candidates are actually not for our people or needs of our communities,” Kitzia Esteva, an activist with the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, which organized the caravan, told Colorlines. “We’re also denouncing [Clinton’s] intervention in all of this. We’re calling on her to stop creating these policies that are both breaking indigenous communities’ ability to [maintain their] land and also [forcing] migration of many of us here in the U.S.”

The group is demanding justice for Cáceres, particularly an independent international investigation into her murder, calling on Clinton to take responsibility for her role in the coup and making visible the environmental justice and indigenous land rights struggle.

They also support the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, which would stop U.S. aid to Honduras’ military police.

While the caravan’s last stop is in Philadelphia, the group aims to continue its work.

Origen: Protestors Call Out Hillary Clinton & Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres at DNC

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Piñata energética

Después de la diarrea de Leyes que aprobó el Congreso de la República de Honduras a finales de 2013 para curarse en salud y quedar bien con los OFIs, muchos de los hondureños que no tienen acceso a información que aparece en la prensa escrita, habían descartado que diputados a este órgano legislativo volvieran con sus prácticas de introducir reformas a la legislación vigente para beneficiar a empresarios poco honestos y a ellos mismos.

Origen: Piñata energética

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Honduras Still Ignores ILO 169 Requirements

The Government of Honduras made some misleading and false statements in its recent submission to the International Labor Organization (ILO).  In May-June of this year, the ILO held an international conference on Labor, during which the Government of Honduras submitted a report on its compliance with ILO 169, a treaty it signed in 1995.  By Honduras’s own claims, it only began to implement the treating in 2011, and the Honduran courts claim that even that statement is false.

You can view the ILO report submitted by the Government of Honduras here on the ILO website.  The Honduras specific section begins on page 152 of the report.

First up is Article 15 reporting, where Honduras reports on its consultations with interested indigenous groups before starting or authorizing any mineral prospecting or exploitation in their territory.  This is what the government of Honduras wrote and submitted (page 153):

“Natural Resources:  In the maritime zone of the Mosquitia, as part of the process of realizing a project to explore for oil and gas, a process a consultation during the period September to November 2013 was adopted; there were 10 consultative meetings with the territorial councils of the Mosquitia.  This practice of previous free and informed [consent] has been implemented since 2011.  Initially it was applied to hydroelectric projects in the Lenca indigenous zone (Intibuca and La Paz)…. “


If you didn’t know the actual timetable or anything about recent Honduran court decisions, you might be tempted to take those statement at face value.  The government of Honduras did undertake a consultation, staging 10 meetings in the area of the Mosquitia where it planned to carry out oil and gas prospecting, during the months of September to November, 2013 as stated.

However, ILO 169 Article 15 requires that consultation to take place before any such exploration project is authorized or started.  The Honduran Cabinet voted to approve a contract withBG group, a British oil and gas exploration company now a part ofRoyal Dutch Shell,  to carry out oil and gas exploration on the 9th of April of 2013, a full six months before any consultation took place.  The Honduran Congress approved the contract in May 2013, five full months before the first consultation.  Thus the entire authorization process took place before any consultation took place, violating the intent and the letter of ILO 169 Article 15, which, to reiterate, calls for prior, free, consultation with interested groups prior to the start, or authorization of any such exploration or exploitation of a mineral resource.  During the post-approval consultation, the Garifuna and Miskito communities involved soundly rejected the project.

Did Honduras carry out consultation? Yes.  Was it as Article 15 requires, prior to the start or authorization of any such mineral exploration or exploitation? No.  Honduras did not lie in its submission.  It did however, stretch the truth to make it sound like it complied with the consultation requirements when it did not.

The government of Honduras goes on to state in the next sentence:

This practice of previous free and informed [consent] has been implemented since 2011.  Initially it was applied to hydroelectric projects in the Lenca indigenous zone (Intibuca and La Paz)….


This time we have the word of a Honduran court and the Public Prosecutor’s office that this is not true.

This year, the Fiscalia de Etnias, a part of the Public Prosecutor’s office that is supposed to defend the rights of the indigenous peoples of Honduras, took the former vice head of SERNA, Marco Johnathan Lainez Ordoñez, and the Mayor of Intibuca, Martiniano Dominguez Meza to court over the approval process for the Agua Zarca dam.

A Honduran court ruled there was no prior consultation in the case of the Agua Zarca dam on the border between the municipalities of Intibuca and San Francisco de Ojuera.  The court said that SERNA did carry out consultation with the residents of San Francisco de Ojuera on December 8 and 9, 2010, but they live downstream from the project.  The residents of Rio Blanco, in Intibuca, where the dam was to be constructed, were never consulted, nor were they invited to the consultation session in San Francisco de Ojuera. On March 24, 2011, SERNA issued a 50 year Environmental License for the Agua Zarca dam without consulting the resident of the town most impacted by the dam.

This may have been because DESA, the company petitioning for the rights to build the project, listed its location as San Francisco de Ojuera, but the maps submitted with the project clearly show it being built on the border between the two municipalities, with most of the disruption falling to the upstream commmunity, Rio Blanco.  Only the actual power generation facility was located in San Francisco de Ojuera.  The dam, and a diversion canal that took water out of the river for power generation, were in Rio Blanco.

Ordoñez was convicted in June of this year of illegally giving the Agua Zarca project its environmental license in violation of the ILO 169 rights of the residents of Rio Blanco.  A second charge of abuse of authority has been filed by the same Fiscalia de Etnias against Lainez Ordoñez in a second Lenca dam dispute, this one on behalf of the Lenca community of Gualjiquiro in La Paz.
The mayor was charged with abuse of authority for having given the municipal permission to construct the dam without consulting with the people in Rio Blanco.  His case is still pending.

So the Honduran Courts demonstrate that the second statement, about beginning consultations in 2011 with the hydroelectric projects in the Lenca region is false.  As the UN Relator on the Rights of Indigenous People noted in the ILO report (page 155):

even in the cases where the indigenous people have title to their lands, they are menaced by claims from third parties who make claims over indigenous land and protect park lands for development of mineral and energy projects, model cities, and tourism.


The ILO commission which took this testimony issued a set of conclusions that noted that in the 20 years since Honduras signed the treaty, there has been no progress to formalizing rules for prior, free, and informed consultation of the indigenous peoples of Honduras when development or exploitation projects will impact their communities (page 182).  It urged the government of Honduras to develop policies, rules, and procedures to guarantee the prior, free, and informed consultation of indigenous groups in all cases where it applies.

Origen: https://hondurasculturepolitics.blogspot.ch/2016/08/honduras-still-ignores-ilo-169.html

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Ley de Empleo por Hora: uso y abuso en el sector servicios y turismo

La legislación laboral en Honduras recorta derechos y precariza el empleo, con especial incidencia en hoteles y restaurantes de “comida chatarra”, donde la mano de obra femenina es la que predomina.

La aprobación en Honduras de programas y leyes que recortan derechos laborales ha venido promoviendo y profundizando la “institucionalización de la precarización laboral”. Para los diferentes actores sociales, iniciativas como la Ley de Empleo por Hora no son más que nuevas formas de acumulación capitalista que pretenden generar un cambio en la correlación de fuerzas en las relaciones obrero-patronales. El sector servicios, incluyendo a los subsectores turísticos y de comida rápida, con mayor presencia femenina es donde más está proliferando este tipo de empleo.

Programa/Ley de Empleo por Hora

A inicios de 2010, Honduras seguía sufriendo las consecuencias del golpe de Estado que un año antes había derrocado al presidente Manuel Zelaya. El país estaba en bancarrota y en medio de una crisis política, económica y social sin precedentes. Aislado internacionalmente, sin acceso a crédito y con una institucionalidad quebrantada, el país centroamericano veía sus indicadores de desempleo, pobreza y violencia subir aceleradamente, al tiempo que su aparato productivo seguía desplomándose.

Es en medio de este caos que, en noviembre de 2010, el Congreso Nacional aprobó el Decreto 230-2010 con el cual daba vida al Programa Nacional de Empleo por Horas, una herramienta que gozaba del beneplácito del tambaleante gobierno de Porfirio Lobo y del entonces presidente del poder legislativo, Juan Orlando Hernández. Se trataba de un programa de emergencia y de carácter temporal (de 1 a 6 meses), que permitía a las empresas privadas y públicas contratar hasta el 40% del total de su planilla de forma temporal. Las empresas interesadas debían registrarse y declarar las plazas que tenían bajo esta modalidad. Además, debían garantizar toda una serie de derechos previstos por la legislación laboral nacional y los convenios internacionales ratificados por Honduras.Entre otros fines, el Programa de Empleo por Horas se proponía fomentar el empleo digno y decente, evitar el incremento de los índices de desempleo y sub-empleo, fomentar la inserción laboral, la educación, capacitación y formación profesional de trabajadores y trabajadoras.

Tras ser ampliada por unos meses su vigencia, el Programa expiró en noviembre de 2013. Sin embargo, a inicios de 2014, el Congreso decidió emitir el Decreto 354-2013 con el cual se creó la Ley de Empleo por Hora. De esta manera, las modalidades de empleo temporal incluidas en el Programa de 2010 pasaron a ser permanentes y elevadas a rango de ley.

Pese a las protestas de organizaciones sociales y sindicales, a una petición presentada ante la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) por violación a los Convenios 87, 95 y 98 sobre derecho a la sindicación y la negociación colectiva y protección del salario, y a la solicitud de veto presidencial presentada por organizaciones sindicales y de mujeres, tanto el presidente saliente como su sucesor, Juan Orlando Hernández, hicieron caso omiso. La ley entró en vigencia el 31 de marzo de 2014.

“Estamos ante una forma de acumulación capitalista donde el sistema ya no genera trabajo de calidad, ni mucho menos decente. En este contexto es interesante, y al mismo tiempo preocupante, ver como el ‘sistema derecho’ se ajusta a este modelo y a los requerimientos de la economía neoliberal”, dijo a Alba Sud, Ana Ortega, especialista en Ciencias Políticas.

– See more at: http://www.albasud.org/blog/es/897/ley-de-empleo-por-hora-uso-y-abuso-en-el-sector-servicios-y-turismo#sthash.uMbqhShT.dpuf

Origen: Ley de Empleo por Hora: uso y abuso en el sector servicios y turismo

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U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees

The Obama administration will broaden the effort to allow families of children fleeing dangerous conditions to enter the United States with them.

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of a program to admit Central American refugees to the United States, conceding that its efforts to protect migrants fleeing dangerous conditions had left too many people with no recourse.

The administration said it would broaden an initiative that currently lets unaccompanied Central American children enter the United States as refugees, allowing their entire families to qualify, including siblings older than 21, parents and other relatives who act as caregivers.

It is unclear how many refugees might be eligible, but during its two years, the program for children has drawn 9,500 applicants, which could eventually grow to many times that with the broader criteria.

The expansion was denounced by Republicans, and it sharpened a contrast with Donald J. Trump, who has centered much of his presidential campaign on a call to shut out immigrants.

Republicans said the Obama administration should be focused on tackling what they called a border crisis. The expansion would instead essentially open an entirely new channel for Central American families escaping endemic violence to gain legal entrance to the United States.

Origen: U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees

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Maquiladoras Not a Panacea for Honduras, Author Says

TEGUCIGALPA – Mexican researcher Mateo Crossa Niell presented his new book on the role of maquiladoras – plants where goods are assembled for export – in perpetuating underdevelopment in Honduras.

He discussed the findings of “Honduras: maquilando subdesarrollo en la mundilizacion” (Honduras: Assembling Underdevelopment in Globalization) during an event at the National Autonomous University of Honduras.

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In Depth Conversation with Miriam Miranda of OFRANEH about the Garífuna Indigenous People in Honduras 

Origen: In Depth Conversation with Miriam Miranda of OFRANEH about the Garífuna Indigenous People in Honduras 

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La encrucijada hondureña

En Honduras, desde hace unos meses, el eje de la reelección presidencial hegemonizó la discusión política en el país. La disputa entonces se repliega a un reposicionamiento  de los partidos más importantes ante la posibilidad de este hecho electoral.

Origen: La encrucijada hondureña

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Frente al asesinato de Lesbia Janeth Urquía Urquía

Frente Feminista de los Movimientos Sociales del ALBA
2016-07-12 17:00:00

Frente al asesinato de Lesbia Janeth Urquía Urquía, del COPINH, las feministas integrantes de los movimientos sociales del ALBA gritamos con Berta Cáceres: ¡Despertémonos, humanidad!

Desde el Frente Feminista de los Movimientos Sociales del Alba expresamos nuestro dolor e indignación ante el femicidio de la hermana del COPINH (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras) Lesbia Janeth Urquia Urquia, quien fue brutalmente asesinada el martes 5 de julio en el Municipio de Marcala, La Paz.

Nos resulta intolerable que se siga matando a las defensoras de la vida, a las mujeres del pueblo, a quienes han puesto sus esfuerzos para hacer más habitable nuestro mundo.

Janett era una luchadora contra las represas y en defensa de la vida; una destacada dirigente comunitaria, y cuidadora de los bienes comunes y de los derechos indígenas.

Tenía 49 años, y era madre de dos hijas y un hijo, a quienes les hacemos llegar nuestro abrazo y toda nuestra solidaridad. Sepan que su mamá, Janeth, seguirá presente en todas nuestras luchas en el continente.

En estos meses su lucha junto a la de la comunidad, tenía como objetivo defender los ríos, evitar su concesionamiento y privatización, y especialmente frenar la construcción de la represa Aurora 1 del Muncipio de San José, proyecto en el cual tiene vinculación directa la presidenta del Partido Nacional y vicepresidenta del Congreso Nacional Gladys Aurora López.

Este hecho se produjo, además, en el marco de una jornada de “consulta” que se realizó en Marcala, por parte del gobierno asesino de Honduras, sobre el proyecto de ley de aprobación del mecanismo de la consulta previa, libre e informada a las comunidades indígenas, y cuando se preparaba una nueva consulta, a realizarse este domingo en Santa Elena, La Paz, sobre la construcción de otra represa, promovida por el pueblo lenca.

El asesinato de Janeth, es un nuevo golpe a las defensoras de los ríos y territorios de Nuestra América. En este año hemos sufrido el asesinato de la compañera Nilce de Souce del MAB (Movimiento de Afectados por las Represas) de Brasil, y hace 4 meses el asesinato de Berta Caceres, coordinadora general del COPINH, así como también de otros/as defensores y defensoras de los derechos de nuestros pueblos asesinados por este sistema capitalista patriarcal y colonial, que pretende detener la lucha de las mujeres y de los pueblos, desparramando el terror y la muerte. Con el femicidio a defensoras, se pretende atemorizar a las mujeres, para que no participemos en la defensa de la vida, limitando nuestro ejercicio de autonomía y participación.

Las feministas del continente nuestroamericano decimos que no nos van a detener. Que nuestra lucha es por la vida, y por ello seguiremos andando, cada vez más juntas, cada vez más firmes.

Denunciamos al gobierno de Honduras por este nuevo femicidio.

Exigimos que cese la persecución y los asesinatos a las compañeras y compañeros del COPINH.

Llamamos a las mujeres de nuestros pueblos a movilizarnos para exigir justicia verdadera, y para que se termine con esta impunidad.

Hacemos nuestras las palabras de nuestra querida hermana, Berta Cáceres: Despertémonos humanidad.

 

Argentina

Confluencia Movimiento Popular La Dignidad – Katari

Congreso de los Pueblos de Colombia – Capítulo Argentina

Equipo de Educación Popular Pañuelos en Rebeldía

Frente Popular Darío Santillán

Frente Popular Darío Santillán Corriente Nacional

Marcha Patriótica de Colombia – Capítulo Argentina

Seamos Libres

 

Colombia

Confluencia de mujeres para la acción pública

Movimiento Social y Político Congreso de los Pueblos

Movimiento Político y Social Marcha Patriótica

 

Costa Rica

MAIZ – Movimiento Alternativa de Izquierdas

 

Guatemala

Alianza Política Sector de Mujeres de Guatemala

 

Honduras

Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular

Red de Defensoras

Plataforma del movimiento social y popular de Honduras

 

México

Jóvenes ante la emergencia nacional

Comité 68

 

Paraguay

CONAMURI

 

Puerto Rico

Movimiento de Agroecología Popular

 

Venezuela

Araña Feminista.

Gioconda Mota.

Alba Carosio

ALBA TV

Escuela de feminismo popular, identidades y sexualidades revolucionarias

Colectivo tinta violeta

 

Canadá

Círculo bolivariano Louis Riel.

Red de Solidaridad con Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LACSN)

 

Origen: http://www.movimientos.org/es/content/frente-al-asesinato-de-lesbia-janeth-urqu%C3%ADa-urqu%C3%ADa

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NO a la Mina – El gobierno hondureño seduce a las mineras pero vulnera derechos humanos

Mientras se desarrolla el II Congreso Internacional de Minería en Honduras, hoy 13 de julio de 2016, el recurso de inconstitucionalidad en cont

Origen: NO a la Mina – El gobierno hondureño seduce a las mineras pero vulnera derechos humanos

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Ley “Bertha Cáceres” camino a la Unión Europea

La Ley “Bertha Cáceres”, aunque difícil de aprobarse en EEUU, ha prendido las alarmas en Honduras donde se habla de una nueva legislación para proteger a defensores de derechos humanos.

Origen: Ley “Bertha Cáceres” camino a la Unión Europea

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La tierra tiembla

Cuatro meses después del asesinato de la ambientalista Berta Cáceres, el cuerpo de la lideresa hondureña Lesbia Janeth Urquía Urquía fue encontrado en un basurero municipal. El hecho es considerado un nuevo feminicidio político para acallar las voces de las mujeres que defienden la tierra en contra de un sistema patriarcal, racista y capitalista. Honduras es considerado el país más peligroso per cápita para lxs activistas ambientales, con 101 asesinatos entre 2010 y 2014.

Origen: La tierra tiembla

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Honduras: investigación opaca genera nuevas sospechas | América Latina | DW.COM | 08.07.2016

El cauteloso optimismo por la captura de cinco personas tras el asesinato de Berta Cáceres se ha convertido en desilusión a raíz de una investigación a puerta cerrada y el asesinato de otra activista ambiental hondureña.

Origen: Honduras: investigación opaca genera nuevas sospechas | América Latina | DW.COM | 08.07.2016

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New Report – Mining in a State of Impunity: Coerced Negotiations and Forced Displacement by Aura Minerals in Western Honduras

(Ottawa/Tegucigalpa) A new report outlines the continuing struggle of the Honduran community of Azacualpa to defend the integrity of the town, including a 200-year old cemetery, against the expansion of a Canadian-owned open-pit gold mine. Mining In a State of Impunity: Coerced Negotiations and Forced Displacement by Aura Minerals in Western Honduras published by MiningWatch Canada and the Honduras Solidarity Network, documents how the Canadian mining companies that have operated the San Andrés mine in western Honduras have continually violated the land rights and communally-held land tenure of affected communities for the last 18 years. Neither Honduran authorities nor Toronto-based Aura Minerals, now the concession holder and operator of the mine, even acknowledge that the community has such rights. The report notes that “municipal authorities and the mining company make no mention of Azacualpa’s land rights and the details of the original mining concession granted in 1983.” Aura Minerals is now “negotiating” with Azacualpa to expand the mining operation. The report states, “It’s difficult if not impossible to call this process a “negotiation” as the community is clearly being coerced.” The report’s author, Karen Spring, Honduras Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network, explained, “Community leaders have publicly denounced the presence of Honduran military and police in the so-called ‘negotiations’.” Spring adds, “This is a clear sign of intimidation in a country with rampant levels of corruption and a high impunity rate. Nineteen residents involved in defending the community cemetery still face trumped up charges and threats of further legal repercussions if they continue to protest the mine’s expansion.” The report makes a series of recommendations, including calling for a comprehensive legal analysis regarding land tenure and land transfer before “negotiations” move forward or the San Andrés mine expands further, and calling for all six affected communities be fully consulted on whether they agree with the expansion of the mine and the displacement of their cemetery. The report also emphasizes that it is critical to develop and document a better understanding of the history of communities forcibly displaced by the San Andrés mine as the basis for any future discussion. Contact: * Karen Spring, Honduras Solidarity Network, spring.kj@gmail.com, (504) 9507-3835 * Jen Moore, MiningWatch Canada, jen@miningwatch.ca, (521) 55 1329-3508

Origen: New Report – Mining in a State of Impunity: Coerced Negotiations and Forced Displacement by Aura Minerals in Western Honduras

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Obama’s development legacy rings hollow on farmers’ rights

The death of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía in Honduras shows that to attain global food security, the US needs to focus on defending rights as much as agriculture

Origen: Obama’s development legacy rings hollow on farmers’ rights

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It happened again in Honduras

It happened again in Honduras.

It happened again in Honduras. Another environmental activist has been murdered.

Yaneth Urquia, a 49-year-old mother of three, was a member of COPINH, an indigenous rights group that was co-founded by my aunt Berta Cáceres, who was also murdered for her activism.

Authorities claim Yaneth’s murder was either a robbery gone awry, an extortion case, and/or a family dispute. Basically anything to make it seem like it wasn’t a politically motivated killing.

Yaneth’s body was found near a garbage dump, with severe injuries to her head.

Origen: It happened again in Honduras

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Honduras Calls Curley

The government of the Republic of Honduras has hired Curley Company to inform U.S. audiences on developments and business opportunities in that Central American nation.

The government of the Republic of Honduras has hired Washington, D.C.-based PR and public affairs agency Curley Company to promote that Central American nation to U.S. audiences.

According to Foreign Agents Registration Act documents filed in July, Curley will shape and distribute communications materials — press release, speeches, fact sheets — designed to inform public officials, legislators and the American public regarding developments in Honduras and how those developments can help further business and political relations between the two countries, and will also identify opportunities for Honduran leaders to communicate with American stakeholders.

The agreement, which will fetch Curley $40,000, covers two months of services, slated to run between June and August.

Curley was founded in 2002 by president and CEO Jennifer Curley, a former Hill aide and Edelman technology VP. Clients have included AARP, Google, Samsung USA, the Anti-Spyware Coalition and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

The pact was signed by Jorge Alberto Milla Reyes, Honduras’ Ambassador in Washington.

http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/7223/2016-07-12/honduras-calls-curley.html

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