Pre-election political violence roils Hondurans

As the country gets ready to vote in a few days, pre-election political violence in Honduras is surging compared to the 2017 general elections. Social organizations argue this harms the whole population, not just the candidates for political office.

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Honduran elections: Candidates abandon desperate hurricane victims

It has been a year since hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated parts of Honduras and Central America. Especially hard hit were four municipalities which are led by mayors now looking to be reelected by the very constituents they have neglected. Contracorriente visited La Lima, where many people still live without permanent housing, jobs, or stable incomes. Some have tried to rebuild their homes with scraps of discarded building materials.

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Migrants and refugees deported to Honduran border in the middle of the night

Early on October 14, eleven buses carrying migrants arrived at the Guatemala-Honduras border. They had been deported by plane from the United States to Mexico, and then put on buses for the long journey home. No one from the Honduran government was there to record their arrival. According to non-governmental organizations that help deportees at the border, between 250 and 450 deportees have been arriving every night since mid-September.

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Yaudet Burbara Canahuati | "pandora papers Honduras" |

Profits in San Pedro Sula, offshore savings in the British Virgin Islands

Yaudet Burbara Canahuati, businessperson and popular Honduran legislator who is running for re-election for his fourth term, did not declare his assets to the Court of Accounts in 2010, as he is obliged to. It was not possible to establish if he declared the funds he had in the British Virgin Islands of the offshore company he managed there since 2015. Although the law prohibits it, his family’s hotel has signed several contracts with the state.

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empresario Fauzi Rishmawy | "pandora papers Honduras" | múltiples empresas en paraísos fiscales equipos Industriales

Honduran businessperson involved in social security scandal had three companies in tax havens

After selling equipment to Social Security for three times its value, according to the Attorney General’s Office, businessperson Fauzi Rishmawy created multiple companies in tax havens. Equipos Industriales, Rishmawy’s Honduran company, continues to be a state contractor and is one of the suppliers of the Honduran Energy Company (EEH), which manages the bills and distribution of energy in the country.

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Chamelecón: Neglected people rebuild

Approximately 350 families from the sector of Chamelecón are seeking refuge underneath a bridge; shelters are not an option. The families hope to avoid both flooding and the violence of the gangs who control their community. The Honduran state has not been able to guarantee their security amidst the two tropical storms that destroyed their homes. Now, they calculate that the reconstruction will take a year if the government does not allocate resources for their repair.

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We Found Miriam

Miriam is a woman who fled from Honduras with her two year old son. The statement she gave in front of a United States immigration court describing her experience being separated from her son went viral after a video was published that showed a group of actors and other celebrities reading it aloud. Miriam is invisible, but hundreds of thousands heard her in the voices of these people that have everything, who have our attention every day.

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OPINION
Dilemmas and paradoxes of El Salvador’s Armed Forces

What is at stake is not only the future of El Salvador’s Armed Forces, but also  of democracy itself, write historians Knut Walter and Otto Argueta. The excessive use of force – especially if it is unnecessary – delegitimizes the government along with the institution that exercises it, because it reveals an inability to earn the public’s respect and allegiance. By Otto Argueta and Knut Walter* Originally published in Revista

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The children who harvest your coffee

By Martín Cálix The best, export-quality Honduran coffee is grown at 1,600 meters above sea level, say the local coffee growers in the mountains of

The migrant caravan of 2021: thousands flee from the Honduran crisis

Approximately 7000 Honduran citizens are travelling through Guatemalan territory in the first migrant caravan of 2021. This exodus, possibly the largest since 2018, comes despite the pandemic and the widespread police and military deployment in Honduras and Guatemala.

Chamelecón: Neglected people rebuild

Approximately 350 families from the sector of Chamelecón are seeking refuge underneath a bridge; shelters are not an option. The families hope to avoid both flooding and the violence of the gangs who control their community. The Honduran state has not been able to guarantee their security amidst the two tropical storms that destroyed their homes. Now, they calculate that the reconstruction will take a year if the government does not allocate resources for their repair.

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Raped in an Absent State

Text: Vienna Herrera Photography: Martín Cálix “I didn’t even know that the ECP – Emergency Contraceptive PIll – existed. Seven years ago, they raped me

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