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Miriam Miranda in Berkeley - Palm Oil: Fueling Land Grabs, Hunger & Injustice in Central America

Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities of the Afro-indigenous Garífuna of Honduras, to defend their territories, natural resources, identity, and rights. Miriam’s narrative:

From the Heart of Berta

Women of COPINH: After more than 500 years of resistance we are the legitimate authorities

The women of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) are speaking up today about the occupation we are carrying out at the Attorney General’s building in the city of Tegucigalpa.

We are protesting in front of this institution to demand justice for the assassination of our compañera, sister and leader, Berta Cáceres. We want them to stop playing around with us and stop re-victimizing us by denying us the truth and trying to manipulate us.

"We are going to bring Berta’s legacy to life" - Berta Cáceres Lives Honduran Popular Alliance

Tegucigalpa, Honduras April 9th, 2016 Photo by Giorgio Trucchi

In a packed room, grassroots social movements who make up the Berta Cáceres Popular Alliance met this April 9th to initiate a path towards unity, towards building principles to guide an agenda of struggle by organized sectors of the Honduran people.

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MST Communiqué: Military police and gunmen attack Landless families, murder two workers

Last Thursday (April 7, 2016) afternoon, families of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) organized in the Dom Tomás Balduino Camp, were victims of an ambush by the State Military Police and private security forces of the logging company Araupel.

Five Community Radio Journalists Suffer Police Harassment in Honduras

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) reported that the five journalists and community radio stations are victims of persecution.

Berta Cáceres' Mother: "The Honduran Government is Responsible for this Crime"


 am the mother of Bertha Isabel Cáceres Flores, assassinated on March 2nd of this year. A month has gone by since this abominable and cowardly crime took place. I write this public letter despite the pain it causes me, in order to reach as many people as possible with these messages:

Statement from the family of Berta Cáceres on the one month anniversary of her assassination

It has been almost one month since the cowardly assassination of our beloved Berta Caceres, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and environmental and human rights leader.

Our family is grateful for the many messages and acts of condolence from hundreds, if not thousands, of you. Additionally, we are grateful to Gustavo Castro, the one material witness to the crime, for his bravery and are relieved that he is reunited with his family in Mexico.

Gustavo Castro Can Return to Mexico Now

Update: Early in the day on April 1st, Gustavo boarded a plane and is on his way home to Mexico. 

Communiqué – San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México 

March 31, 2016

After being prevented from leaving Honduras for 24 days, the coordinator of Otros Mundos A.C./Friends of the Earth Mexico was notified that the ‘migratory alert’ impeding his travel has been lifted.