Honduran President Reneges on Independence Day Participation

Far-right, pro-US Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has decided to cancel his earlier acceptance to participate in Israel’s gala 70th Independence Day celebrations next week it was announced on Monday, April 9, by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Culture and Sport. Hernández’s decision came following criticism — led by an opposition Knesset member and Left activists in Israel, which included threats to hold a mass demonstration at the event because of Honduras’s human rights record — after the Central American president had been invited to light a ceremonial torch…

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Opposition wins presidential elections in Honduras

Following a lengthy delay, the TSE, during a press conference after 3:00 a.m. local time, released initial results of the controversial Honduran polls. According to the TSE the preliminary results are: Salvador Nasralla with 855,847, leads with 45.17% followed by Juan Orlando Hernandez with 761,872 or 40.22% and Luis Zelaya with 260,994 or 13.77% of the more than 50% of the tallied votes. Election observer urged for calm from the Honduran people, stressing that only 57% of the ballots have been counted so far.

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Berta Cáceres lives on!

The world just lost one of the greatest freedom fighters not just in the history of Honduras but in the whole world. The voice of Berta Cáceres was, is and always will be a voice that inspires tenacity, love for the people, and hope. Berta always used her voice to amplify the voices of others, of the downtrodden, of the poor, of the Lenca people, of all indigenous and afro-descendant peoples, of women, of the LGBT community, of workers and peasants, of the exploited, of the youth, of the people…

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