Tag: COPINH

Vásquez in front of shrine to Berta Cáceres. Photo: Beverly Bell
Honduras Interview

“Heaven and Earth Don’t Belong to the Companies”—The Role of Lenca Culture in Defending Lands, Waters and Peoples in Honduras. An interview with Pascuala Vásquez

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Pascuala Vásquez is the spiritual leader of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Known affectionately to all as Doña Pascualita, she is also head of COPINH’s Lenca cultural committee, and is on the council of elders.  By: Beverly Bell / The Dawn News / March 21, […]

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Assassination Attempts Against the General Coordinator and a Community Leader of the COPINH.
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Assassination Attempts Against the General Coordinator and a Community Leader of the COPINH.

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The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) denounces to the national and internacional public that there were two assassination attempts against comrades Tomás Gómez Membreño, General Coordinator of COPINH  and Alexander García Sorto, a community leader from Llano Grande, Colomoncagua. In two separate events, yesterday, on October 9, these two comrades were […]

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Lencan women fight against forced and violent displacement from a contested dam. | Photo: Copinh
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Court Files on Murdered Honduran Activist Berta Caceres Stolen

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Source: TeleSur / September 30, 2016 / The Dawn News. The judge—who supposedly carried the files in her car—was acting irresponsibly, said the OAS launched Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity. The case files on the murder of Honduras’s Berta Caceres were stolen, the Organization of American States said on […]

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Lesbia Janeth Urquia, Environmental leader, killed in Honduras
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Lesbia Janeth Urquia, Environmental leader, killed in Honduras

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Source: TeleSur / The Dawn News / July 7, 2016. The activist, part of the group founded by Berta Caceres, was found dead near a garbage dump. Another Indigenous activist has been murdered in Honduras, with local activists reporting Wednesday night that a woman identified as Yaneth Urquia Urquia was found dead near a garbage dump with severe head […]

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“The Honduran Government Wants to Incriminate Us”: The Criminalization of COPINH and Misdirection Plague Investigation into Lenca Leader’s Assassination 
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“The Honduran Government Wants to Incriminate Us”: The Criminalization of COPINH and Misdirection Plague Investigation into Lenca Leader’s Assassination 

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By: Witness for Peace / Source: Other Worlds / The Dawn / March 25, 2015 Family members of Berta Cáceres, General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and the leadership of the organization, accompanied by national and international human rights defenders, held a press […]

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Murder Epidemic Halts Colombia’s Peace Process
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Murder Epidemic Halts Colombia’s Peace Process

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By: W. T. Whitney / Source: Counterpunch / The Dawn / March 24, 2016 Paramilitaries and armed thugs have long sullied politics in Latin America, most notably in Colombia and recently in Honduras. A recent increase in politically motivated killings in Colombia coincided with final preparations for signing a peace […]

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