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Honduras

These apocalyptic Christians have been hard at work in Latin America — and beyond

September 6, 2019

Capitol Ministries, a powerful American evangelical Christian group with a mission to “evangelize world political leaders,” has been a major player behind the controversial drive to relocate embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The group, which has expanded its influence throughout Latin America and the world, uses its White House connections to advance […]

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Drug money is devouring the Rio Platano rainforest

September 1, 2019

The good news is that the president of Honduras has launched the “SOS Honduras” campaign to save the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve — one of the largest and most important tropical rainforests north of the Amazon. The bad news is that prosecutors from New York’s Southern District say that the president of Honduras is a […]

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Seeking illegal abortions, some Hondurans use the phone

August 29, 2019

The Line is a clandestine service offered by women to help women practice family planning or terminate pregnancies in a country where under no circumstances — not even rape, incest, or the health of the mother — are abortions legal.

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What you need to know about the other migrant caravan

November 13, 2018

As thousands of desperate Hondurans flee north to the United States, in the full glare of the world’s media, a less-noticed caravan marched in solidarity to the nation’s capital of Tegucigalpa. The activist Catholic priest Ismael “Padre Melo” Moreno and other organizers said the point of the march is to call attention to how the […]

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Hondurans farmers want to shut down an iron mine

October 2, 2018

Exercising sovereignty over land is a difficult and dangerous in Honduras, and often a last resort for defenseless and endangered communities. In Guapinol, Tocoa, in the eastern region of Colon, local farmers have taken the law into their own hands, blocking a road and setting up a makeshift community which, amazingly to them, has already […]

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Mine protestors await eviction following ruling

September 19, 2018

Non-violent Honduran protestors blocking a mining access road near their village of Guapinol over the last couple of months predicted that their encampment would not last. But they were unprepared for the severity of the national government’s threatened response. According to a court order, the 18 environmental protestors are to be arrested and hauled before […]

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