Honduras: between elections and challenges

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In what is seen by many as a crucial election race, the opposition coalition, led by Salvador Nasralla is pit against the right-wing incumbant Juan Orlando Hernandez. Nasralla, a former businessman and TV host of Palestinian descent, is backed by former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup in 2009, leading to a period of right-wing National Party rule.

With the past few years seeing a sharp rise in violence against activists, land grabs, and violent crime, many are clamoring for a change and rallying behind Nasralla, a center-leftist.

Early results gave the edge to Nasralla, but the final count has yet to be announced. In the meantime, TeleSUR takes a look at the voting and celebrations.

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What should be the future of US foreign policy?

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The US foreign policy hostility is not a recent episode with president Donald Trump as the main character from now on.

As soon as Trump assumed the presidency he has spread intolerance, racism and all kind of agressive speeches against other nations. But his arrogant and disrespectful behavior is being an incentive for extremists groups and white supremacists in his own country.

Under Trump´s empire, the world is living in constant uncertainty because of his threats regarding a nuclear war, a military intervention in venezuela or the building of the border wall with Mexico.

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Mexico earthquake victims received central American ‘Migrant Brigade’ helping hand

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After the hard impact of last week’s devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake, low income communities are still waiting for federal assistance.

Only the Red Cross and other goodwill organizations are packing provisions and giving a basic medical assistance to those people injured and afected by the quake.

Residents in the country’s southern Oaxaca state are organizing to assist each other. Among these groups is a brigade of nearly 50 migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, who are supporting communities in Mexico’s poverty-blighted Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. This brigade is working without rest in a country where they usually face discrimination, distrust and abuse.

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Missing Argentine women found after 40 years

Sin títuloThe bodies of two pregnant women who went missing in 1976 during Argentina’s dictatorship have been found.

The human rights organization, Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, says the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team has identified the remains of Ramona Benitez de Amarilla and Susana Elena Ossola de Urra.

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Michel Temer disapproval reaches 94% among the Brazilian population

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According to the Pulso Brasil survey, 95% of Brazilians think that the country is going on the wrong way

Michel Temer and Aécio Neves are the less popular politicians according to the Ipsos / Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom / Agência Brasil survey.
Data from the Pulso Brasil poll published on Tuesday 25 point to the Brazilian people’s dissatisfaction with the coup government of Michel Temer of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB). The study is made monthly by the opinion and market survey firm Ipsos Public Affairs.

The analysis shows that 94% of the population disapproves the management of Temer and 95% believe that the country is going in a wrong direction. The survey interviewed 1200 people in 72 Brazilian municipalities in all regions of the country.
The government of Michel Temer appears to be the worst evaluated with an initial rejection rate of 85% since the Ipsos surveys started.

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Mexico: inmates for collective protection over torture

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Mexico’s prisons are corrupted and overcrowded

Nearly 400 inmates of Mexico’s Chiconautla state prison have won a collective protection for torture and case fabrication that will reopen their judiciary processes.

The petition for collective protection was leaded by Jose Humbertus Perez Espinoza, who founded the association Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights to ensure inmates receive due legal process.

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Venezuela: is opposition a general force or a fabrication?

 

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While some people in West Caracas are working, on the East side the opposition supporters are disturbing and setting barricades.

A few weeks ago, Venezuelan opposition published a document with “more than 17 millions of signs” to stop the National Constituent Assembly that will take place this July, 30. Taking into account that the number of Venezuelan population is over 30 millions, the amount of signs reported by the opposition should be enough to solve the political crisis through international mediation.

But the truth is that the segments of Venezuelan population disagreeing with the government do not make the majority to make Nicolas Maduro resign.

Saddly, media only talk about the oppositors and forget the ones who are supporting the constitutional government. The news only refers to casualties of the opposition in the war they themselves exacerbated. Mostly of the deads have occured as a result of violent and criminal acts which will never be criticized.

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Sao Paulo Forum concludes with a claim for Latin American countries unity

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For the first time in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have developing processes of revolutionary transformation or progressive social reform. But these achievements are threatened by a regional right-wing offensive to reverse social transformations in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

The biggest error of Latin American people is to forget a past of horror, of coups d`états, of plans for training mercenaries, of tortures, military dictatorships and thousands of disappeared progressive leaders. All those episodes were the result of conservative and imperialist groups action.

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When hate takes control over people

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The opposition’s “national backlash” left another negative balance

As a result of protests and violent acts to demand president Nicolás Maduro dimission, many inocent Venezuelan have lost their lives. Today the news of another man´s death was spread on press. It was a truck driver killed in the state Zulia,  and another two people left with severe burns after opposition protesters attacked them with molotov cocktails.

According to a victim of the attack, the trucker attempted to avoid being attacked at the barricade and collided into a motorcycle behind the vehicle, trapping the motorcyclist under the truck before protesters threw the petrol bombs. Continue reading “When hate takes control over people”

The assassination of the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

Another journalist was murdered in Mexico Monday, marking the sixth assassination of a reporter so far this year in one of the deadliest countries in the world for media workers.

Javier Valdez, a correspondent covering the drug-related violence and crime beat in the state of Sinaloa for Mexico’s largest daily newspaper, La Jornada, was shot dead around midday in Sinaloa’s capital of Culiacan, home base for the notorious Sinaloa cartel previously run by jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Valdez had released a new book just last year titled, “Narco Journalism.” The reporter was shot in the street, the Red Cross reported, where his body was left after the fatal shooting. Continue reading “The assassination of the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez”