Honduran migrant caravan broken up by Guatemalan troops, as devastation grows across Central America
By Andrea Lobo, 7 October 2020
The caravan, disbanded with the assistance of the Mexican government, signals that growing layers of the population in Honduras and the region have reached a new level of social desperation.
By our reporter, 3 April 2020
“Now we face this COVID-19 pandemic which demonstrates tragically that the armored tanks of the police and warships of the Navy are incapable of saving lives.”
By Andrea Lobo, 16 January 2020
Workers across Guatemala, Mexico and the United States must mobilize to demand the safe passage of their class brothers and sisters from Honduras.
By Andrea Lobo, 5 December 2019
The court ruling provides window-dressing for the authoritarian forms of rule introduced with the 2009 coup backed by the Obama administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 2019
While Democrats posture as defenders of immigrants, Obama, the “deporter-in-chief” presided over a coup that devastated Honduras, driving its people from the country.
By Andrea Lobo, 26 June 2019
The most recent military repression recalls nothing so much as the methods employed against radicalized students and workers during the 1980s.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 June 2019
After shooting volleys of live rounds against protesters on Wednesday, the military was deployed across the country.
By Andrea Lobo, 29 May 2019
The trade unions and opposition parties have done everything possible to keep workers from appealing for a common struggle of the international working class against imperialism.
By Andrea Lobo, 2 May 2019
Mass opposition against the regime of privatizations and austerity imposed since the 2009 US-backed coup in Honduras has been met with brutal repression.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 October 2018
The caravan is becoming a symbol of working class internationalism and is being denounced by every government in North and Central America.
By Eric London, 5 May 2018
The decision all but ends the temporary protected status program, as 97 percent of total recipients will lose protection.
By Andrea Lobo, 16 February 2018
Since a brutal crackdown has not deterred protests against the regime, it has resorted to an assault on free speech online.
By Andrea Lobo, 23 December 2017
Washington’s announcement arrived as Honduran military police escalated their bloody repression of the nation-wide protests against the electoral fraud.
By Andrea Lobo, 19 December 2017
The Honduran government and the OAS are coordinating with Washington to impose a fraudulent election using virtually the same methods as in the 2009 military coup.
Amid mass protests, Honduran government and Trump administration seek to impose fraudulent re-election
By Andrea Lobo, 5 December 2017
Preliminary reports indicate that 11 people have already been killed in a bloody crackdown against protests over the fraudulent re-election of Juan Orlando Hernandez.
By Andrea Lobo, 29 November 2017
Sectors of the US establishment and Honduran oligarchy are prepared to back Nasralla, but the Hernández administration fears losing power amid numerous investigations and leaks regarding corruption.
By Andrea Lobo, 11 February 2017
While exposing horrific crimes, Global Witness directs its appeal to Honduran and foreign capital on the basis that these acts will entail “adverse business impacts.”
By Andrea Lobo, 23 April 2016
The purge in the National Police is in line with increased militarization and more repressive measures in Honduras.
By Andrea Lobo, 19 March 2016
Protesters continue to demand explanations from the authorities for the murder of Berta Cáceres.
By Eric London, 1 April 2015
All signs point to the US-backed government of President Hernández as the author of a savage wave of repression against Honduran youth.
By Marc Wells, 22 July 2014
Two deportations last week make clear the brutal character of Obama’s attack on immigrants, who are being condemned to conditions of misery and death.
By Rafael Azul, 8 July 2014
Eight miners have been trapped in a Honduran gold mine for nearly a week, and are presumed dead.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 November 2013
Four years after a US-backed coup ousted Manuel Zelaya, Honduras is gripped by a new crisis as both sides claim victory in the presidential election.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 May 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 March 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 February 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2012
Relatives of prisoners clashed with police and soldiers outside a penitentiary in central Honduras where over 370 inmates perished in a fire.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 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.
By Rafael Azul, 29 July 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 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.
By Rafael Azul, 12 June 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 February 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 December 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 November 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.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2009
With the intervention of the US State Department, the Honduran coup regime and ousted President Manuel Zelaya signed a deal Friday that legitimizes last June’s coup while betraying the demands of Honduran working people who opposed it.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 October 2009
Reports from Washington indicate that the Obama administration may back a presidential election in Honduras under state of siege conditions and without the restitution of ousted President Manuel Zelaya to office.
Three months after coup:
By Bill Van Auken, 29 September 2009
In a bid to crush popular resistance, the Honduran coup regime imposed a state of siege, suspending basic democratic rights for 45 days. On Monday it put the decree into effect, repressing demonstrations and closing down opposition media.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2009
The turn to “dialogue” by ousted President Zelaya and those who overthrew him is aimed at quelling a mounting popular revolt against the coup regime that is calling into question the governability of Honduras.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2009
The return to Honduras of deposed President Zelaya, who has called for “dialogue” from his refuge in the Brazilian embassy, has been met with violence and repression from the coup regime.
Not supporting anyone “in particular”
By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2009
In a letter to the ranking Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US State Department issued its clearest statement yet on the coup in Honduras.
By Rafael Azul, 6 August 2009
Demonstrations in Honduras against the government of de facto President Roberto Micheletti and the military forces that seized power on June 28, expelling President José Manuel Zelaya, have continued in the face of mounting repression.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 August 2009
The Honduran coup regime launched a brutal crackdown against demonstrations in Tegucigalpa Thursday, as deposed President Manuel Zelaya met with US officials in neighboring Nicaragua.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2009
With the coup in Honduras now entering its second month, the Obama administration’s policy is directed at consolidating the changes wrought by Zelaya’s overthrow, while formally condemning the action.
By Rafael Azul, 27 July 2009
At Washington’s instigation, the military of Honduras has weighed in independently in support of the San José accord for restoring the country’s ousted President José Manuel Zelaya to office—though not to power.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2009
Tensions have continued to mount in Honduras as the coup regime rejects US-backed proposals for a “unity” government that would leave the country’s elected president virtually powerless.
As Zelaya accepts amnesty for coup leaders
By Rafael Azul, 20 July 2009
A preliminary report issued by the Committee of the Families of the Disappeared and Detained in Honduras (COFADEH) provides a devastating exposure of the actions carried out by the coup’s organizers against the Honduran people.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 July 2009
The role of key ex-Clinton aides as advisers to the dictatorship in Honduras has cast light on Washington’s real attitude towards the military coup in that country.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2009
The mediation taking place in Costa Rica between Honduras’s ousted president and the leader of the government installed by last month’s military coup was set up by Washington to consolidate the aims of the coup’s organizers.
By Rafael Azul, 9 July 2009
Underlying the coup that overthrew Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is a social system dominated by extreme inequality and grinding poverty for the vast majority of the country’s people, as well as a long history of US intervention and domination.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2009
With nationwide strikes and protests, workers have waged an implacable struggle against the coup in Honduras. The success of this movement depends upon its political independence from all sections of the ruling elite, including ousted President Zelaya.
By Barry Grey, 6 July 2009
Honduran troops on Sunday fired on anti-coup demonstrators outside the airport in the capital, Tegucigalpa, killing at least two and wounding many more.
By Barry Grey, 2 July 2009
The standoff between deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the “interim government” installed by the military intensified Wednesday, following resolutions passed by the UN General Assembly and the OAS condemning the coup and demanding Zelaya’s reinstatement.
By Alex Lantier, 1 July 2009
President Barack Obama's condemnation of Zelaya's overthrow as a "terrible precedent" is belied by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's refusal to characterize it as a coup.
By Barry Grey and Rafael Azul, 30 June 2009
While publicly opposing the military coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Sunday, the Obama administration on Monday indicated that it will not cut off aid to the Central American country or demand Zelaya’s reinstatement.
By Joe Kishore, 29 June 2009
The military of Honduras ousted President Manuel Zelaya on Sunday morning, just before a planned national referendum.