All Content: Honduras

WOLA condemns the assassination of Radio Progreso employee in Honduras

News
WOLA condemns the assassination of Radio Progreso Marketing Manager, Carlos Mejía Orellana, that occurred on Friday, April 11, and urges the Honduran authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation and to punish those responsible.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds First Ever Hearing on Drug Policy

News
On March 25, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held its first ever hearing to analyze the impact of current drug policy on human rights.

Histórica audiencia sobre políticas de drogas en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH)

Audiencia será llevada a cabo el martes 25 de marzo a las 2 p.m. EST
News
Por primera vez, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) llevará a cabo una audiencia sobre daños causados por las políticas de drogas.

WOLA and DPLF Call for Transparent Election of Honduran National Commissioner for Human Rights

News
DPLF and WOLA call on the Honduran authorities to elect an independent and honorable National Commissioner for Human Rights, and to guarantee a transparent, participatory, and merit-based selection process.

WOLA experts are traveling along Mexico's Southern Border: Blogs from the field

Analysis & Commentary
WOLA's Adam Isacson is on the road, investigating the situation along Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and what it means in the context of the U.S. immigration debate. Click here to read his latest post.

What New Border Patrol Statistics Reveal about Changing Migration to the United States

Migrants, increasingly non-Mexican, are arriving in Texas -- and frequently dying in remote areas
News
This week, the U.S. Border Patrol released statistics about its activities in 2013. Graphics show increased migration of Central American citizens across the U.S.-Mexico border, a shift to southern Texas, and a stubbornly high number of people dying on U.S. soil.

A Big Shift in Migration, and the Importance of Search and Rescue

Humanitarian concerns as more migrants, mostly Central American, enter south Texas instead of Arizona
Analysis & Commentary
The new epicenter of undocumented migration is in south Texas. The growth in migration is almost entirely Central American, not Mexican. Search and rescue efforts make a difference and should expand.

Washingtonian Magazine Names WOLA as One of DC's "50 Great Places to Work"

Analysis & Commentary
In the non-profit sector today, having good intentions simply isn’t enough. Organizations must be well-managed to be effective. We believe that promoting human rights and social justice in Latin America is of critical importance, and we work hard to ensure that WOLA is sustainably and efficiently run in order to have the greatest impact possible.

WOLA Briefing on Honduran Elections

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán and Program Director Geoff Thale explain the importance of the upcoming elections in Honduras and the issues at stake.
News
Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán and Program Director Geoff Thale discuss the importance of the upcoming election in Honduras and the issues that are at stake.

Militarizing Police in Honduras & Remembering Chile's Coup

Publication
In the latest Latin Pulse podcast, WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán discusses the violence in Honduras, which currently has the worst homicide rate in the world.

Police Reform in Honduras: Stalled Efforts and the Need to Weed out Corruption

Analysis & Commentary
Cleaning up corruption and criminal activity inside the Honduran National Police is critical to establishing a credible, trustworthy, and accountable police force.

Militaries as Police

A conversation with Sarah Kinosian of the Center for International Policy
Publication
Militaries are getting involved in policing throughout Latin America. Adam talks to Sarah Kinosian of the Center for International Policy, who wrote a series of posts to the Just the Facts blog documenting this trend in Guatemala, Honduras, and Venezuela.

Selection of Honduras Attorney General Should be Transparent, Inclusive, and Merit-based

WOLA and DPLF emphasize the importance of the process in strengthening the Attorney General's Office
News
As Honduras prepares to select a new Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, DPLF and WOLA call on the Honduran authorities to design a transparent, inclusive procedure that is based on a thorough review of the candidates’ merits.

Honduran Government Should Immediately Investigate the Assassination of Judge Mireya Mendoza Peña

News
On July 31, WOLA—together with 15 Honduran organizations, 25 international organizations and seven individuals—sent a letter to the Coordinator of the Intervention Commission for the Office of the Attorney General of Honduras on the assassination of Judge Mireya Mendoza Peña.

Government Investment in Family Agriculture

New Opportunities in Mexico and Central America
Publication
A new WOLA publication reviews the resurgence of family agriculture in political discourse, focusing on Mexico and Central America, where persistent poverty and underdevelopment in the rural sector has helped drive immigration to the United States in recent decades.

President Obama to Meet with Central American Presidents

Topics of Discussion to Include Security and Economic Cooperation
News
The Central American stop on Obama's trip seems intended to showcase positive messages about economic growth and partnership. But Central America has some huge challenges—on dealing with crime and insecurity, and on human rights and democracy—that will inevitably be part of the story.

Tracking International Anti-Crime and Violence Prevention Efforts in Central America

Publication
The Mapping of Internationally-Funded Citizen Security Projects in Central America is a joint initiative of WOLA and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to monitor international assistance from multilateral institutions, donor governments, and private foundations to support anti-crime and violence reduction programs in Central America.

Human Rights Organizations Ask Congress to Maintain Conditions on Security Assistance to Latin America

News
Today, WOLA joined other human rights organizations (Amnesty International, the Center for International Policy, and the Latin America Working Group) in urging the U.S. Congress to retain the human rights conditions pertaining to security assistance for Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.