Under Xiomara Castro’s Government, the Garífunas in Honduras Still Await Answers in the Struggle for Their Land
The Garífunas in Honduras persist in their struggle for their ancestral lands, while eviction attempts and threats against their leaders continue. Almost 10 months into Xiomara Castro’s administration, her campaign promises to the Garífuna communities remain unfulfilled.
Marisela TrevinNovember 19, 2022
Honduras: Two Years after the Abduction of Four Garífuna Land Defenders, The Struggle Continues
Two years ago, four young land defenders were abducted from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras. The state has yet to provide any significant information regarding their whereabouts. In an interview, community leader César Benedith describes the Garifuna community’s continued struggle for answers and for its land.
Marisela TrevinJuly 18, 2022
Stop the Genocide! Garífuna Land Defenders Fight Against State-Sanctioned Violence in Honduras
More than eight months after the kidnapping of four young land defenders from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras, their whereabouts are still unknown. In a recent statement, the local organization OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) issued a denunciation saying that the State of Honduras is committing genocide against the Garífuna people, with the aim of achieving their definitive displacement. We discussed this situation with César Benedith, member of OFRANEH, community leader and former president of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board.
Marisela TrevinMarch 28, 2021
Socialists in the United States, Mexico, and Costa Rica Stand in Solidarity With the Honduran Migrant Caravan
On January 14, a caravan of about six thousand migrants from Honduras marching towards the United States was violently repressed by the Guatemalan army. This repressive policy against migrants was ordered by the U.S. imperialist government.
Left VoiceJanuary 20, 2021
Honduras: The Struggle of Garifuna Land Defenders Continues after the Kidnapping of Four Leaders
More than a month after the kidnapping of four Garifuna leaders from the community of Triunfo de la Cruz, demonstrations demanding that they be brought back alive continue across Honduras. We spoke to Edgardo Benedit, a leader of the community, about the Garifuna people’s struggle for their lands and against the attacks they have experienced in recent years.
Victoria MezaAugust 20, 2020
Hondurans Demand Answers after Abduction of Land Defenders
The kidnapping of four indigenous community leaders and activists by police in Honduras has sparked nationwide protests demanding answers for their disappearance. The murder and abduction of indigenous land defenders in Honduras has increased dramatically in recent years, especially since the U.S.-backed coup of 2009.
Victoria MezaJuly 31, 2020
One Hundred Migrants Go Missing, Presumed Kidnapped
Their whereabouts remain unknown since they boarded two trucks under the alleged organization of armed men on Saturday, November 3.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoNovember 8, 2018