World Rainforest Movement

Marching forward: Women, resistance and counter-power:

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The Transnational Institute’s State of Power 2018 report highlights three interviews with women activists who have displayed incredible...

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Documental: “Monocultura: La expansión de los monocultivos en América latina”

Posted on Feb 20, 2018

(Only available in Spanish). Documental sobre la expansión de monocultivos de palma aceitera y piña en América Latina, realizado por Aldo Santiago, periodista mexicano independiente, y Claudia Ramos, integrante de la organización Otros Mundos A.C./Amigos de la Tierra México. Duración: 35 minutos. Idioma: Español.

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Honduras and the Consultation Law: A trap that seeks to advance capitalism onto indigenous territories

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Since ILO Convention 169 was ratified in 1995, indigenous peoples in Honduras have demanded the creation of a consultation mechanism to...

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The sin of being a woman and ecologist in Latin America

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

The current wave of murders directly aimed at environmental and feminist activists demands a reflection that includes a gender perspective....

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New report reveals the murder of Berta Cáceres was not an isolated incident. Join the petition for justice!!

Posted on Nov 8, 2017

A research about Berta Cáceres case, done by International Advisory Group of Experts (GAIPE) has been launched on October 31st in...

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Agua Zarca in Honduras: The Banks’ Trap  

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

Since 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) has demanded the withdrawal of the banks—FMO...

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Honduras: The deadliest country in the world for environmental activism

Posted on Apr 6, 2017

More than 120 people have been killed in Honduras since 2009 for standing up to companies that grab land and destroy forests, a January...

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A un año del asesinato de Berta Cáceres

Posted on Mar 3, 2017

Only available in Spanish. Convocatoria del COPINH (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras): El 2 de marzo...

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A un año del asesinato de Berta Cáceres – Comunicado de la RECOMA

Posted on Mar 3, 2017

Only available in Spanish América Latina, 02 de marzo de 2017  A un año del asesinato de Berta Cáceres A un año del intento de...

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¡Basta de Represión Contra l@s que Defienden la Tierra y el Territorio en Honduras!

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

Only available in Spanish. Comunicado de Otros Mundos A.C. / Amigos de la Tierra México – San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas,...

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Honduras: Murder attempts against the General Coordinator and a community leader of COPINH

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH, for its Spanish acronym) denounces to the national and...

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REDD+ in Central America: it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

This text is an initial attempt to understand the dynamics of development and implementation of REDD+ projects in Central America...

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Neocolonialism and plantations on the Garifuna Coast of Central America

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

“In the constitution of this small, maritime banana republic was a forgotten section.” Cabbages and Kings, O. Henry The...

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COPINH: statement six months after the assassination of COPINH’s general coordinator, Berta Cáceres Flores.

Posted on Sep 5, 2016

The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, 6 months after the assassination of COPINH’s General Coordinator,...

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El financiamiento del despojo en Honduras

Posted on Jun 2, 2016

El asesinato de Berta Cáceres ha desnudado una serie de intereses económicos que involucran distintos niveles de funcionarios,...

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Militares y DESA detrás del asesinato de Berta / Atentado contra periodista hondureño

Posted on May 17, 2016

Only abvailable in Spanish. Por Giorgio Trucchi El Ministerio Público hondureño dio a conocer la detención de cuatro sospechosos del...

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International Condemnation: Honduras – End the violence and death against the peasant-indigenous movement

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

La Vía Campesina denounces the grave criminalization taking place in Honduras today in the form of prisons, repression and the...

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Justice for Berta Cáceres and COPINH

Posted on Mar 5, 2016

Berta Cáceres, coordinator of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was murdered on March 2,...

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International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

PRESS RELEASE.  To sign-on please send a message to campaign@stopcorporateimpunity.org (*) 4th March 2016, Planet Earth Berta Cáceres,...

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Urgent Action: We urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Embassy of Honduras in Mexico. Mexican Consulate in Honduras. Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Sign-on here Early this morning,...

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In response to the assassination of our sister in in struggle: Bertha Cáceres – Statement and call to action from La Via Campesina

Posted on Mar 3, 2016

The international peasant movement La Via Campesina denounces to the national and international public that on this day, 3 March 2016 in...

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Honduras: palm plantations and violence under the auspices of the World Bank

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

An article in the newspaper “El País” shows the intense violence experienced by the people of the valley of Bajo Aguán, in...

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Honduras’ Garifuna communities resist eviction and theft of land

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Along the Atlantic coast of Honduras, Afro-Caribbean Garifuna communities are being threatened and forced from their land by proposals for...

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Honduras: 2015 Goldman Prize awarded to Berta Caceres

Posted on May 6, 2015

In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres played a key role in the struggle of the...

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International declaration in solidarity with the peoples of Honduras in the face of the expansion of African palm plantations in their territories

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Representatives of organizations from different Latin American countries and of international networks met together in La Ceiba, Honduras,...

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Forum in Honduras denounces impacts of African palm expansion. “They are growing palms everywhere and leaving us without food.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Rapid expansion of African palm cultivation in Honduras has had profound social and environmental consequences for the black, indigenous...

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Honduras: Criminalization of the Garifuna people defending their territory from the advance of the African palm

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

  In the early 17th century, during the colonial era, shipwrecked Africans reached the Caribbean coast, inhabited by the Kalinagu or...

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In view of the serious situation caused by expansion of Monocultures of African Palm in Honduras – International Declaration

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

In the framework of the Latin American forum on “Large scale monocultures in Latin America, land grabbing and threats to biodiversity and...

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Coastal forests threatened by tourism

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The tropical and subtropical coasts of Latin America, in Mexico, Brazil and most Central American and Caribbean countries, have been...

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Honduras: COPINH achieves partial victory against hydroelectric dam project

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

In October 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) denounced the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam...

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The RSPO challenged in Honduras and Germany

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

  Millions of hectares of industrial oil palm plantations have been expanding in many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America...

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REDD Violation of the right to be consulted paves way for more REDD land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

REDD has been contentious ever since it was presented during UN climate talks in Bali, Indonesia, in 2007 as a way to supposedly reduce...

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Video denouncing exploitation at oil palm plantations in Honduras

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

The documentary video “Bajo Aguán: Cry for the Land” presented in Spanish in Honduras on December 10 during a Human Rights Forum...

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Bajo Aguán, Cry for the Land

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

Lower Aguan river valley, the clamor for land from ALBASUD on Vimeo. Produced by Alba Sud and Rel-UITA, with the collaboration of the...

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Honduras: Bajo Aguán – Cry for the Land: New video denounces rights violations under the exploitative oil palm plantation model

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The documentary video “Bajo Aguán: Grito por la Tierra” (Bajo Aguán: Cry for the Land) (1) was presented in Honduras on December 10...

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Honduras

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Honduras: Urgent Action Alert. Heavily armed paramilitary groups threaten Garifuna communities and could provoke a massacre

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

Six Garifuna´s cooperatives that have recovered their land are facingat this moment the threat of paramilitaries who move around on...

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Honduras: Women fighting for land against a backdrop of violence and murders

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

Men and women peasant farmers in the Bajo Aguán valley in Honduras are suffering violent repression after organizing and taking action to...

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Mega-projects and the criminalization of struggles to defend people’s rights in India and Honduras

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

Since December is the month in which International Human Rights Day is commemorated, we feel it is urgent to highlight the cases of two...

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Honduras: empapada en sangre también por la palma de aceite – 3 nuevas víctimas

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Honduras, que fue uno de los principales productores de granos básicos de Centroamérica, ha pasado a producir la mitad de sus...

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Honduras: Shrimp farm expansion within a Ramsar Site and protected area

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Wetlands are ecosystems having a high biodiversity, temporarily or permanently flooded by fresh water, brackish water, mixed waters or sea...

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Meso-America: Communities issue statement on protected areas

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The concept of protected areas, born in the United States in the nineteenth century as an idea of conservation by establishing “national...

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Carta Pública desde Honduras sobre la Industria Minera

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

Only available in Spanish  – Señor Manuel Zelaya Rosales, Presidente de la República Señor Roberto Micheletti, Presidente del...

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Honduras: Demonstration for protecting mangroves against shrimp farming

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

At daybreak on 7 November, under the leadership of the NGO, CODDEFFAGOLF and of REDMANGLAR (the Mangrove Network), over 2,000 fisherfolk...

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Honduras: Shrimp farming destruction

Posted on Oct 27, 2001

The waters of the Pacific Ocean penetrate the territory of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador through a 35 km entry, forming a water mass...

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Honduras: The Latin American Mangrove Network is born

Posted on Sep 11, 2001

Thirty delegates from 10 Latin American countries met at Choluteca, Honduras, from 27 to 30 August to establish the REDMANGLAR (Mangrove...

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Honduras: Peasants demand Government to halt hydroelectric project

Posted on Jul 12, 2001

An alliance of Honduran peasants is asking the Government to halt the construction of a hydroelectric dam being built by the Energisa...

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Honduras: World Bank involvement in mangrove destruction

Posted on Apr 12, 2001

Industrial shrimp farming is a main cause for the loss of mangroves in the tropics. Even though private companies are the direct agents of...

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Honduras: Struggle against shrimp farming gaining ground

Posted on Dec 13, 2000

After nine months of denouncing the destruction of wetlands at “El Carey”, Marcovia, Choluteca; after several months after...

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Honduras: Garifuna communities threatened by palm disease

Posted on Jul 17, 2000

Palms are typical of the coastal landscape in the Pacific region of Honduras, inhabited by the Garifuna communities. They are descendants...

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Honduras: Action to protect mangrove forests and wetlands against shrimp farming

Posted on Apr 18, 2000

Honduras has the obligation both under international and national law to protect 75,000 hectares of wetlands in the Gulf of Fonseca. On May...

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Honduras: fruitful efforts

Posted on Jan 20, 2000

The following letter from Jorge Varela of the Committee for the Defence and Development of Flora and Fauna of the Fonseca Gulf...

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Honduras to “buy” Canadian carbon dioxide

Posted on Nov 20, 1999

Last September Canada reached a controversial deal to “buy” oxygen from Honduras within the framework of a “debt for...

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Honduras: only the fury of nature?

Posted on Oct 20, 1999

Just one year after the destructive arrival of hurricane Mitch, Honduras is suffering the consequences of storms and flooding that have...

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