To Flee or Not to Flee? In Honduras, A Child Braves Tear Gas to Sell Vinegar Bags

Public education and job opportunities have been stolen from Honduran youth by a U.S.-backed narco-state bent on privatizing the whole of society. Youth face the choice of suffering violence and repression at home or risking the dangerous journey to the United States. 

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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- The epicenter of the migrant crisis is in the midst of yet another uprising after the president of Honduras was accused of drug trafficking in the U.S.  Minutes after the military and special police forces shot a first round of teargas canisters into a crowd of protesters on Tuesday, I heard a tiny sing-song voice chant

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The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras

Honduras has been the epicenter of the Central American exodus and northward migration since the U.S.-backed coup 10 years ago and the ultra-violent repression by President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s regime, as well as its ultra-neoliberal policies.

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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- Flanked by ministers and military and police leadership, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez -- embattled after being slapped with new drug trafficking allegations in the U.S. -- held a press conference on the night of Saturday, August 3rd to declare his innocence. The accusations against him include funneling cocaine

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“The US Got Scared” Voices of the Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras

Members of the resistance in Honduras tell MintPress how a US-backed coup – and the Neoliberalism it brought with it – have impacted their country.

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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- MintPress News went to Honduras and spoke with a number of leaders of the Honduran resistance amid a 66-day uprising over a neoliberal austerity deal reached between the government as the country marked the 10-year anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup d’etat. Last Thursday, the Honduran government passed a privatization

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MintPress Reporter Detained Amid Honduran Police Crackdown on Coup Anniversary Protests

Police have been relying on heavy-handed tactics to repress protests for over a month, including the use of live rounds and tear gas. In the past week, the situation has only worsened.

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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- Repression against resistance activists in Honduras has become increasingly lethal as the country braces for planned protests ahead of the 10-year anniversary of a U.S.-backed coup. Police and military forces have used live rounds against students, resulting in at least three deaths, as protests heat up ahead of the

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Why Protesters Set Fire to the US Embassy in Honduras 

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.

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Grayzone -- The streets of Honduras were filled with protesters and clouds of tear gas as the month of June began. The national police fanned out through the country to crush the protests with heavy-handed tactics at the direction of President Juan Orlando Hernández, the US-supported neoliberal leader who won power in elections marred by documented

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The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them “Animals” and Sends Them Back

Unmentioned in America’s immigration debate is the role that both Democratic and Republican administrations have played in creating the volatile situations that force Hondurans, Guatemalans, Salvadorans and other Latino refugees to flee in the first place.

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- Late on the evening of June 28, 2009, two days before voters were scheduled to go to the polls to vote on a referendum amending the Honduran Constitution, army officers forced President Manuel Zelaya -- wearing only his pajamas and slippers -- to board a military airplane for Costa Rica. Three months later, after the

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