Translated on September 08th – In November 2021, the defenders of the Guapinol River in Carlos Escaleras National Park, northern Honduras, cast a ‘vote of hope’ for President Xiomara Castro, whose government promised to stop open-pit mining. Today, the Guapinol community is still fighting businessperson Lenir Pérez’s mining project, which is damaging the river.
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Olivia Aurora began her legal battle against Grupo Karims when it fired her in September 2016. This multinational conglomerate is controlled by Yusuf Amdani, a
To understand the mass emmigration of the Honduran people, we must review the last decade of this country: a coup d’état, a looted and poor
The first migrant caravan for the year departed from the San Pedro Sula bus terminal in Honduras on January 15. Almost half are Nicaraguans.
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.
In an interview with Contracorriente, Eduardo Facussé, president of the Cortés Chamber of Commerce and Industry, talked about the country’s political outlook ahead of the November 2021 elections, and gave his thoughts on Employment and Economic Development Zones (ZEDEs).
A two-year-old Honduran boy was found abandoned in Mexico on June 28. He was traveling with his father, a 27-year-old farmer who was barely making ends meet back home. No one knows how they were separated. The child is back in Honduras while his father remains imprisoned in Mexico. “The face of poverty in Honduras is rural,” experts say, and Wilder’s story is proof of this.
They report to the job site every day at 7:00 am even though they don’t know what time they’ll finish work that day. For years, they didn’t dare complain about the inhumane work conditions. Now they are preparing a lawsuit.
Delta Apparel, a transnational clothing manufacturer, dismissed 430 workers during the pandemic. Many of them had work-related musculoskeletal conditions. Thousands more were furloughed without pay. The Ministry of Labor shut down for six months amid widespread labor abuses.
A mother’s heart always aches when a child leaves home for some faraway place, especially if they are fleeing their country because it has nothing
Six months after the disaster ETA and IOTA, the government’s You Are Not Alone program is not reaching all those who need assistance.
Honduras currently has one of the worst vaccination rates in the world, with only 0.56% of its population vaccinated.
In-person classes were suspended in March 2020 when the pandemic hit Honduras. One year later, the pandemic is still out of control and the country is preparing to start a new school year in very unstable circumstances.
La Lima was the Honduran city hit hardest by Tropical Storm Eta. Its residents are still cleaning out the mud and dirty water that has filled their homes, while yet another storm threatens Honduras.
The kidnapping of five men in the coastal community of Triunfo de la Cruz (Tela, Atlántida), four of whom were Garifuna, is yet another instance