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At a Barricade in San Pedro Sula

by John Walsh On December 18th, the day after the election authorities of Honduras declared the incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández the winner of the November 26 vote - a result few people outside of his party accept - Honduran human rights defenders took me...

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Open Letter on Honduran Election Results

December 18, 2017 An Open Letter to the US Congress and US State Department: As a US-based human rights, grassroots organizing, solidarity, and civil society organization, we are outraged that presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernández was declared the winner in...

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Leaders of Buenaventura Civic Strike Threatened

International news about Colombia depicts a similar narrative: a picture of a Colombia that, after more than 50 years of civil war, has become the model of peace, making it a safe place for tourists to visit and for international businesses to investment. They cite...

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Struggle and Solidarity: Learning the Truth About the Drug War in Mexico By Luciano A. Ramirez Guerra Our delegation arrived in Mexico City and was greeted by a modern metropolitan environment that was a drastic change in scenery to our group from rural Nebraska. The...

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Ayotzinapa: 3 years without relief

Today, September 26th, 2017, marks the third anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa, at the hands of the Mexican State. Today, September 26th, 2017, marks the third anniversary of the death of 3 students and 3 civilians and at least 29...

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The Drug War Unmasked: Mexico’s Love Triangle

by Laura Krasovitzky “The war on drugs has in fact been a strategy to disguise social control and political repression, which serves to prevent and dislocate social unrest produced by displacement.” The quote above is one of many infuriating, yet unsurprising,...

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Pajuiles Resiste: Dignity, Water, and Life

In La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras, the hometown of the murdered indigenous, feminist, environmentalist leader Berta Cáceres, a slogan has taken hold in the 18 months since her assassination. “Berta no se murió, se multiplicó.” Berta hasn’t died, she’s multiplied....

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Join WFP as our Communications Intern!

Duties:  Assist in developing social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, etc.) Help maintain and update website Assist in preparing quarterly newsletter, fundraising appeal, annual report and email blasts Regular commitments/meetings: 10-20 hours per...

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WFP Statement on NAFTA Renegotiations

August 16, 2017 Today marks the first official day that NAFTA renegotiations will take place between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, something Witness for Peace and our partners have demanded from the beginning. But the Trump administration’s recently-released plan for...

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WFP Response to Cuban Policy Changes

Witness for Peace condemns the Trump Administration's policy changes towards Cuba. The roll-back of steps towards normalization clearly demonstrates the President's blatant disregard for the interests of people in the U.S. and for the sovereignty of Cuba. Polls...

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Organizational Endorsements for the Berta Cáceres Act

About Face: Veterans Against the War (Formerly Iraq Veterans Against the War) All African People's Revolutionary Party Agricultural Missions, Inc Alianza AmericasAmerican Federation of Government Employees, Local 3354 American Friends Service Committee American...

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National Delegations Organizer

JOB TYPE Full Time PUBLISHED: 06/12/2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 07/10/2017 ADDRESS 1115 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20005 United States DESCRIPTION Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to...

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Take Action to Protect Honduran Workers

In April, Delta Apparel - a US-based company - fired 40 workers with crippling musculoskeletal injuries from their factory in Honduras. There was outrage, and Delta agreed to reinstate them, but with conditions that violate Honduran labor laws. Please insist that the...

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Help protect Mexican human rights defenders

  Witness for Peace is extremely concerned about the safety of Oaxacan human rights defenders Rodrigo Flores Peñaloza and Bettina Cruz Velázquez. Since February 10th, they have been repeatedly threatened and followed by heavily armed men. Most recently, a written...

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Honduras Partner Profiles: Dina Meza

Honduras Partner Profiles: Dina Meza This post represents what we hope will be a new and regular feature from the Honduras IT for the WfP blog. As you surely know, there is a general scarcity of English-language press on Honduras. What little there is generally covers...

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The Mérida Initiative: Beneath the Surface

The Mérida Initiative, also referred to as Plan Mexico, is described by the U.S. Department of State as “an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.” The reality of the Mérida Initiative, however, is something entirely different.

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