Category: Honduras

Max Blumenthal drops by the largest US military base in Latin America

Max Blumenthal rolled up on the Soto Cano / Palmerola air base in Honduras, the US military’s largest in Latin America. It plays a key role in Washington’s military strategy for Central America, and was a major factor behind the 2009 coup.

Video by Ben Norton

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US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization

Anya Parampil reports from inside a student occupation at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where US-trained troops shot activists protesting the Juan Orlando Hernandez government’s attempt to privatize education and healthcare.

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‘We’re worse than Venezuela!’: Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out

Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa’s central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela’s. The US-backed right-wing coup regime of Juan Orlando Hernández kills dissidents and shoots protesters, as it tries to privatize healthcare and education.

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Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed ‘dictatorship’

In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a “dictatorship” that is destroying their lives and forcing many to immigrate.

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‘The coup turned Honduras into hell’: Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of the US-backed right-wing military coup that overthrew him.

He discusses the extreme violence, drug trafficking, economic depression, migration crisis, Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), WikiLeaks, Venezuela, and more.

Video by Ben Norton

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Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy

Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of deposed President Manuel Zelaya’s party explains to The Grayzone what’s behind the protest wave.

By Alex Rubinstein


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VIDEO: Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis – Thanks to a US-backed coup

While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis, after a 2009 US-backed right-wing coup destabilized the country. Lucy Pagoada speaks about the resistance to imperialism.

By Ben Norton

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Human Rights Watch, While Hawkish on Venezuela, Is Quiet on Repression and Coup in Honduras

Honduras’ US-backed right-wing government has been accused of stealing the election, but Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is fixated on Venezuela.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

The right-wing government in Honduras, which enjoys the support of the United States, has for weeks waged a violent crackdown on protests amid widespread accusations that it stole the recent presidential election from the left-wing opposition.

There is strong evidence that the conservative ruling party planned to rig the November 26 election, which was criticized by international bodies for having numerous irregularities. Opposition political leaders say the state has launched a coup.

Mass protests erupted in response to the allegations of electoral fraud. In an attempt to quiet the dissent, Honduras’ incumbent right-wing government suspended constitutional rights and declared a curfew December 2, giving the army and police more powers to crush the protests.

At least 14 people were killed, including a teenage girl, in the subsequent days of government repression. Honduran police have shot and killed unarmed protesters, firing live bullets into large demonstrations. Dozens more protesters have been injured.

With this violent crackdown underway, one might expect the leading human rights organization in the U.S. to express concern. But Human Rights Watch was eerily silent.

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