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The Last Rebels of the Caribbean: Garifuna Fighting for Their Lives in Honduras

March 27, 2008 Ramor Ryan 0

"We have hundreds of kilometers of beaches that aren’t developed, and it’s a waste,” said Honduran Tourism Secretary, Ana Abarca. These hundreds of kilometers of "waste" are home to 76 Garifuna villages. It is the Garifuna communities’ two most salient attributes – the beauty of their territory, and their vibrant culture – that pose a threat to their existence. The former coveted by the tourist industry, the latter commodified.


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Radio Realidad: The Popular Voice in Honduras

December 13, 2007 Kari Lydersen 0

DJ’s at Radio Realidad

In Honduras, campesinos are working with grassroots solidarity organizations to take the media into their own hands. Radio Realidad is one of a growing number of small FM stations that are popping up throughout Latin America to address communities’ needs for information. […]

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Free Press Under Attack in Honduras

November 21, 2007 Kari Lydersen 0

Police Outside Radio

As Carlos Salgado walked out of the Radio Cadena Voces station in Tegucigalpa around 4 p.m. on Oct. 18, two gunmen fired seven shots at him and killed him instantly. The murder of the 67-year-old creator of the popular satirical program “Frijol, El Terible” is being seen across Honduras as the latest example of brutal repression of journalists by the administration of president Manuel Zelaya Rosales. […]

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Hondurans Weary After Two Years of Zelaya

November 8, 2007 Kari Lydersen 0

Zelaya Rosales

When Manuel Zelaya Rosales of the center-left Liberal Party was elected president of Honduras in November 2005, many in the country and internationally heralded him as the latest member of Latin America’s “New Left” club. […]

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Nature Conservation or Territorial Control and Profits?

February 7, 2006 Sandra Cuffe 0

San Juan residents

"But the greatest doubt – considering that over half of all Garifuna communities are located in protected areas or their respective buffer zones – is if the dedication to environmental protection work really exists or if it can be reduced to a formula for territorial control, so that later the protected areas can be raffled off among the same old sorcerers as always."  (The Fraternal Black Order of Honduras)


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