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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Honduras: Arrest in Caceres Murder a Feeble Attempt at Image Rehab

The behavior of the Hernandez regime is in many ways akin to that of the violent dictatorships that existed throughout the region in the 20th century — regimes that maintained themselves in power through terror.

Roberto David Castillo is taken into custody by the police as he is walked to the Technical Investigation Agency in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 2, 2018. (AP/Fernando Antonio)

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- The March 3 arrest of a Honduran business executive, for allegedly orchestrating the 2016 murder of renowned environmentalist Berta Caceres, has not inspired widespread public confidence in law-enforcement, according to one activist. To the contrary, Karen Spring, the coordinator of Honduran Solidarity Network, told

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Hernandez Declared Honduran President-Elect in Scandal-Plagued Election

Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla has accused the government of committing a major fraud and “whitewashing” of a corrupt electoral process.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez gives a nationally broadcast speech from the presidential residence in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP/Fernando Antonio)

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Honduras or TSE has officially declared that lawyer and incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has won the country's scandal-plagued presidential elections which resulted in weeks of unrest and accusations of fraud by the country's broad leftist popular forces who united behind contender Salvador

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An Electoral Coup Attempt Is Underway in Honduras

Honduras is in crisis as results from the last Sunday’s contested elections have been delayed, sparking protests which claimed the lives of several people.

Opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, and former President Manuel Zelaya, greet supporters as they arrive for a protest near the institute where election ballots are stored in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Residents of Honduras' capital are bracing for more demonstrations after a night of pot-banging protests over the long-delayed vote count in last week's presidential elections. Nasrralla is calling for a re-do of the election.(AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Honduras is in crisis. Results from the election last Sunday have been delayed day after day but could be announced any moment. There have been streets protests for the past several days with several people killed. Constitutional rights have been suspended and a curfew imposed. The current president and National Party candidate, Juan Orlando

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Honduras Elections: Turning the Tide of US-Backed Violence and Neoliberalism?

The Honduran elections are a choice between a powerful right-wing government and an opposition coalition of liberal centrists and radical leftists seeking to unseat a criminal regime. But as much as this is a referendum on the right-wing government, it is equally a referendum on U.S. power and Honduras’ status as a client of Washington.

Supporters of opposition Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla chant slogans in front of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Nov. 27, 2017. Early results from Honduras' presidential election Monday showed leftist challenger Nasralla with a surprise lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez, both of whom had claimed victory. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

HONDURAS (Analysis) -- As Hondurans went to the polls to elect a new government Sunday, the country was looking both forward to the future and backward to a recent and tragic past. With the contest primarily between current right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández (running for re-election despite being forbidden by the country’s constitution)

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