The November 2017 election-fraud, dictatorship-today, U.S.- and Canada-supported, crisis in Honduras has considerable historic precedence, elucidated by anthropologist Rosemary Joyce. Not a pretty scenario, with no easy solution to preventing Honduras from repeating past horrors and falling into a lasting period of military dictatorship that brutalizes people and ecosystems.
We celebrate the late Colombian magical realist Gabriel García Marquez, exploring some of the highlights from his Nobel Prized Literary career.
In the name of the struggle against terrorism, a special operation — code named CONDOR – was conducted in the 1970s and 80s in South America. Its targets were left wing political dissidents, the organised labour and intellectuals. Condor soon became a network of military dictatorships, supported by the US State Department, the CIA and Interpol. A trial began in early March in Buenos Aires to attempt to bring to justice former dictators and military officers.
Security from World Bank-funded biofuel corporation Dinant massacred legally land-titled Honduran campesinos, casting a shadow on international climate change initiatives.
The post-coup Honduran Regime of Pepe Lobo, elected under questionable circumstances, continues its crackdown against free speech by attacking musicians, adding to its repression of journalists, political activists, and striking teachers, while being welcomed at the UN and having dinner with President Obama.
A non-violent road-block protest by teachers at the National Pedagogical University “Francisco Morazan” in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, calling for increasing the minimum wage, reinstatement of fired workers, and payment of past-due contributions to a pension and benefits fund, ended with teargas, beatings, and arrests.