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Multimedia reporter. She focuses on extractivism, the environment, power structures, gender and sexual and reproductive rights.
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“Tiger Bonilla” purged the police to remove his competition: Minister Sanchez on XSpace

In anticipation of the upcoming trial of former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on charges related to drug trafficking, Honduras is examining how organized crime affects the country. Additionally, it scrutinizes the implications of the relationship between the United States, the former president, and the process of purging the police force. To delve into these matters, Contracorriente held an XSpace entitled “Narco-state on Trial”, with writer and analyst Óscar Estrada as guest. Security Minister Gustavo Sanchez was in the audience and also participated in the discussion.

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Human rights

The violence and suffering endured by Monserrath

Monserrath* suffered a miscarriage at her home approximately four months after being deported from Mexico. She had been sexually abused on the migration route to the U.S., but didn’t know that she was pregnant as a result. Despite affirmation that she did in fact suffer a miscarriage, Honduran prosecutors brought charges against her for allegedly committing parricide, which can lead to a 20 to 25 year prison sentence. She was acquitted by a jury in October 2023, but her life has not been the same ever since.

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Human rights

The Honduran State has no interest in solving the crime against Ana Hernández

It’s been eight months since Ana Hernández was found dead at her home, south of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Her family still doesn’t know the results of the autopsy, which would determine if Ana was a victim of femicide. Recently, her father was issued a certificate to claim the corpse and a crime report by the District Attorney’s Office, but the results of the autopsy were not revealed. For Ana’s family this is another sign of the impunity that surrounds not just her case, but many others in Honduras.

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Documenting daily life

Honduras’ last Garifuna refuge

Comayagüela is the commercial epicenter of the capital of Honduras and also the most unequal. There, violence and multiple expressions of survival converge. On the main street of the Las Crucitas neighborhood is Rinconcito Jamaica, a safe space for internally displaced Garifuna women who see Olivia Sierra, the owner, as a matriarch to whom they can turn when their lives are in danger.

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The ‘three gifts’ that Xiomara Castro’s government owes Honduran women

On January 27, as President Xiomara Castro’s government marked one year in office, feminist activists counted 365 femicides over that same period – one for every day of 2022. Indeed, according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, femicides and violent deaths of women in Honduras increased 51% in 2022. Reporting on the government’s achievements, Vice President Doris Gutiérrez said there were “three gifts” Castro must yet deliver to the women of Honduras: the Law Against Violence towards Women, the Safe Houses Law and reforms to the Penal Code. 

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Broken promises for women, agriculture, and the environment mark Xiomara Castro’s first 100 days

The first 100 days of Honduran president Xiomara Castro’s administration have exposed the complex situation facing Honduras. Internal conflicts within the president’s party and the political alliance that won the elections last November have hampered real change. Although Castro has kept some of her promises, the country’s structural problems are holding her back in many ways. Un met campaign commitments loom over the first female president of Honduras, including her promises made to women.

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President Xiomara Castro’s debt to the women of Honduras

More than a month after Hondurans elected their first female president, her administration done little for gender issues. The mostly male Castro cabinet now has to live up to its campaign promises to reduce femicide, decriminalize three grounds for abortion, and approve the use of emergency contraceptive pills, banned since the 2009 coup d’état.

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In-depth Investigations

Honduran woman criminalized for 11 years because of a miscarriage

In 2010, Victoria suffered a miscarriage and rushed to hospital. She didn’t know she was pregnant. Then hospital staff reported her to the authorities for abortion. The ensuing legal battle lasted eleven years. When her name was revealed by the media, she had to leave town.

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Crew of plane with fake vaccines are Honduran employees of a billion-dollar company

A private plane carrying Sputnik-V vaccine doses later determined to be fake was apprehended in Mexico this week. The plane was headed for Honduras and most of its crew are employed by Grupo Karims, owned by Mohamad Yusuf Amdani, one of the richest people in Honduras. Local media reports in Mexico indicate that the crew has been released, but little is known about why they were transporting the fake vaccines.

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In-depth Investigations

Femicide in Honduras: women dismissed by their own government

Only 15 cases of femicide in Honduras have resulted in convictions since the country criminalized femicide in 2013. These cases are brought before a justice system that is poorly trained in gender issues, and recent legislation has reduced the penalties for crimes of violence against women. Women who dare to report domestic violence do not receive timely care and attention – they are not safe – and this can end in femicide.

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Climate change and the environment

Death and Oblivion in the Tolupan forest

The Tolupan San Francisco de Locomapa Tribe, in Yoro, Honduras, has suffered murders, judicial harassment and attacks due to its opposition to the power generation

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In-depth Investigations

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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