[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Stop the violence and hate speech against migrants! Regional governments must guarantee safe, humanitarian passage to the Migrant Caravan.

On Sunday, January 17th, the Guatemalan Army used violence, including a major tear gas attack, to obstruct the journey of a migrant caravan that set out from Honduras on January 15th. According to several different estimates, the caravan is made up of approximately 9,000 people, including many women, children, youth, and human rights defenders. Different […]

21 January 2021

[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Murder of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, OFRANEH member

On Tuesday, November 24th, the lifeless body of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, 32 years of age and a member of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras  (OFRANEH), was found in the Danto River in the city of Ceiba with signs indicating that she had been murdered.   OFRANEH reports that “the cadaver is […]

26 November 2020

[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Regional governments send military troops and special forces to head off and disband the migrant caravan that left Honduras on September 30.

During the past few days, the Guatemalan and Mexican governments have implemented a widespread troop deployment –including both military and special forces– in order to head off, halt, and disband the migrant caravan of around four thousand people that set out for the United States from San Pedro Sula, Honduras last Wednesday, September 30. There […]

6 October 2020

[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Berta Cáceres’ daughters and son expelled from trial held behind closed doors

On August 21, 2020, Judge Carlos Irías de León, a newcomer to the judicial process involving the murder of Berta Caceres, decided to expel her son and daughters, who were to testify against an individual implicated in her murder, David Castillo. The judge also canceled the live transmission that was to be screened on the […]

24 August 2020
Katherin Cruz

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Military forces unjustifiably retain woman defender

Activity Defense of human rights. Member of National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras. THE FACTS – On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, a group of State Security Forces – most of whom were military agents—illegally retained Katherin Cruz at a checkpoint on the Tegucigalpa Loop; Katherine belongs to the National Network of Women […]

21 August 2020