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‘Our environment and its defenders need the Escazú Agreement’

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Ricardo Andrés Pineda Guzmán, of the Honduran Network for Escazú, reminds us why it’s crucial for Honduras to sign, ratify, and enforce the Escazú Agreement for environmental justice.

Bust of Berta Cáceres shows ‘lack of respect’

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A bust of Berta Cáceres was installed in a square in Tegucigalpa's civic centre, next to a bank owned by the Atala family, who have been accused as one of the masterminds behind her murder. This piece was originally published in Spanish by Contracorriente.

Honduras legalizes emergency contraception

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Following more than 13 years of prohibition and a year of demands by feminist activists, Honduras’ first female president, Xiomara Castro, legalized emergency contraception pills without exceptions

Honduras: defending a mountain for 30 years

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Pedro Pinto, 67, has spent over half his life defending the environment in the western region of Ocotepeque, Honduras. In November 2022, two of his vehicles were burned by an unknown party, he suspects that they were enemies of his work as an environmental defender.

‘Fake environmentalist’ campaign against Guapinol defenders

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A Twitter campaign smearing the reputation of environmental activists in Honduras is a coordinated effort to protect mining interests.

Honduras: Deaths of environmental activists reopen wounds in Aguán Valley

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In January, four social activists were murdered in Honduras within a period of 11 days. The deaths of two environmental defenders from Guapinol were followed by the murder of a peasant leader and his father-in-law.

Crimes against Guapinol defenders reflect neglect from Honduran government

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'The Government is responsible for these two murders, and Xiomara Castro must provide an explanation,’ declared ERIC-SJ researcher Joaquín Mejía Rivera, in the wake of the killing of two environmental defenders in Guapinol.
Xiomara Castro, candidata a la presidencia del país por el Partido Libre, durante la caravana de cierre de su candidatura para las elecciones primarias de su partido en marzo de 2021. De resultar ganadora en las elecciones generales del 28 de noviembre, Xiomara Castro se convertiría en la primera mujer en ser presidenta. Tegucigalpa, 7 de marzo de 2021. Foto: Martín Cálix.

Voz IIII | Xiomara Castro: the first 100 days

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When Honduras’ first female president Xiomara Castro rose to power under a feminist agenda, women all over the country were filled with hope. But a hundred days into her government, with not a single change introduced that benefits women, pressure is mounting for Castro to fulfil her promises.

Blood River: the life and murder of Berta Cáceres

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Honduran environmental defender Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered in 2016 because of her opposition to the construction of the Agua Zarca dam, which threatened indigenous Lenca communities. This podcast series examines her life and death.

Ecuador: Intag stands up to mining

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Intag communities in Ecuador are resisting development of a copper mine at Llurimagua, proposed by Enami and Codelco. In Peru, residents of Aquia, Ancásh, accuse the Antamina mine of encroaching on their land without consultation.

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