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60 years after the general strike in Honduras — ‘May is the road to victory’

By April 15, 2014

This article was first published in Honduras in 1963 and was recently translated into English by Lucy Pagoada-Quesada. Amaya was a much-revered author and journalist whose novel “Prisión Verde” exposed the wretched conditions on the U.S.-owned banana plantations, where he worked as a young man. What historical significance does May have for the people of […]


Honduras: People resist despite fraud and violence

By February 15, 2014
Police threats can’t stop movement.Photo: hondurasresists.blogspot.com

The people of Honduras have much in common with the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean: a culture rich in art, music and food in a land with warm, loving people. Like many other nations in the Americas, Honduras also suffers from extreme violence against the working class, widespread corruption from a greedy oligarchy, […]


Eyewitness Honduras: Families struggle after prison fire

By December 19, 2013

Comayagua, Honduras — Last month, a delegation from the International Action Center traveled to Honduras to assist with monitoring the presidential election there. Widespread fraud was expected and did indeed happen. The IAC delegation is unanimous in declaring the election as fraudulent. (See articles in WW: Nov. 26, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 19). While […]


Report on Honduras


Los Angeles — A gathering of activists, organizers in the Honduran community and leaders in progressive organizations fighting U.S. imperialism participated in an exciting reportback at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice in Los Angeles. LeiLani Dowell was the featured speaker, along with Ramón Sánchez, a representative of the Libre Party, which ran a […]


U.S. delegation denounces election fraud in Honduras

By December 10, 2013

The following statement was issued by members of an International Action Center delegation from the U.S., who served as election observers during the Nov. 24 elections in Honduras. From Nov. 21 through Nov. 26, seven human rights observers from the International Action Center witnessed and heard testimony about human rights abuses in Honduras. After reviewing […]


‘Fight will continue’ says LGBT leader in Honduras

By December 9, 2013

Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Erick Martínez, a leader of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Honduras, addressed a group of U.S. and Canadian solidarity activists on Nov. 21. These activists were in his country to track human rights abuses and observe the national elections on Nov. 24. Three days before the election was stolen […]


Observer reports fraud in Honduras election

By November 26, 2013

Tegucigalpa, Honduras,  Nov. 25 — The Honduran people remain in a state of organized “tense calm” a day after the country’s Supreme Electoral Council (TSE) declared ruling National Party leader Juan Orlando Hernández the winner in the polls, supposedly defeating Libertad y Refundación (Libre) party candidate Xiomara Castro de Zelaya. Hondurans had turned out in […]


Honduras military tries to intimidate int’l observers

By November 24, 2013

Nov. 24 — A presidential election is taking place in Honduras today that polls indicate will reverse the 2009 coup. Progressive and human rights organizations have reported on the military’s last-minute attempts to intimidate international observers who have come to ensure a fair and free election process. Elane Spivak-Rodriguez of the Alliance for Global Justice […]


Going to Honduras to support popular struggle

LeiLani Dowell

From a WWP Conference talk by LeiLani Dowell. This week a delegation will travel to Honduras to show our solidarity with the resistance there during the country’s national elections. This will be the third time the International Action Center has sent a delegation to Honduras. The first was in October 2009, when democratically elected President […]


Honduras repression deepens before election

By November 1, 2013

A U.S.-sponsored military coup in Honduras on June 29, 2009, ousted elected President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. Since that time, his spouse, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, has become a leading figure in the movement to restore his presidency as well as a leader in the burgeoning resistance movement for the rights of all throughout the country. […]