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December 14, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL News Blast: Advice and Dissent: What Happens on Cuba if John Kerry and Chuck Hagel Join Obama’s Cabinet?

The staff of the Center for Democracy in the Americas wishes to acknowledge the horrific gun tragedy that took place in Connecticut today, offer our condolences to the families affected by the violence, and remember that this is the eighth mass shooting that we have experienced in the U.S. this year. The… read more »

August 17, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Ryan’s Conversion on the Road to Havana

Rep. Paul Ryan flip-flopped on Cuba. Before voting to support the embargo in 2007, he opposed sanctions and spoke passionately against them. Now, the Romney campaign and its supporters in Florida have gone to great lengths to reassure their conservative Cuban American base that Ryan isn’t the Cuba contrarian now that he appeared to be less than a decade ago. That’s the end of the story, but not the moral of the story.

July 23, 2012

Honduras Rejects US Drug Assessment

Prensa Latina – The Honduran Government rejected today that this country was a large airport of the mafia, as said in a US State Department report. In remarks to HRN radio station, President Porfirio Lobo described the document as hypocrisy. Lobo wondered what would happen if the United States was not… read more »

June 29, 2012

Congressional Leaders and LGBT Supporters Urge State Department Action to Stop Violence Against LGBT Community in Honduras

In light of reports of continued violence against the LGBT community in Honduras, CDA joined with the Honduras Solidarity Network and LGBT leaders to circulate a letter drafted by Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) among members of the House Equality Caucus to send to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This letter… read more »

June 21, 2012

Nat’l Day of Action in Solidarity with Honduras

Workers World – The Colectivo Honduras USA Resistancia-libre and the Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Committee of the International Action Center are supporting a call by the Honduras Solidarity Network for a national day of action on June 28. The date will mark three years of resistance to the 2009… read more »

June 15, 2012

Will Gutting Honduras’ Police Force Get to the Root of Corruption?

Ekow Bartels-Kodwo, Council on Hemispheric Affairs – In a highly controversial move, the newly minted chief of Honduras’ national police force, Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, has announced that 4,000 police officers will be discharged from the force in an attempt to purge it of the endemic corruption and impunity that… read more »

June 5, 2012

Correction: Farmworkers to stay on disputed Honduras land

Associated Press – Farmworkers, the government and a Honduran agribusiness giant have worked out a solution in a deadly dispute that will allow the farmers to buy land they already occupy and continue to work its African palm plantations. Honduran officials and workers signed an agreement Monday in which the… read more »

June 4, 2012

Farmworkers agree to vacate disputed Honduras land

Associated Press – A group of Honduras farmworkers who seized lands on the Caribbean coasts agreed Monday to move out and end a bitter dispute with the government and landowners that has caused dozens of deaths in recent years. Spokesman Vitalino Alvarez said the Unified Farmworkers Movement of Aguan signed… read more »

May 23, 2012

Honduras names new national police chief

Matthew Lee and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press- The newest top cop who President Porfirio Lobo is giving the responsibility of cleaning up the national police force has faced questions in the past about his record on human rights. Lobo swore in Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, a veteran law enforcement official… read more »

January 26, 2012

NYT OP-ED: In Honduras, a Mess Made in the U.S.

Dana Frank, New York Times-It’s time to acknowledge the foreign policy disaster that American support for the Porfirio Lobo administration in Honduras has become. Ever since the June 28, 2009, coup that deposed Honduras’s democratically elected president, José Manuel Zelaya, the country has been descending deeper into a human rights… read more »