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Honduras: News & Updates

Honduras did not experience civil war in the 1980s, but its geography (bordering El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua) made it a key location for US military operations: training Salvadoran soldiers, a base for Nicaraguan contras, military exercises for US troops. The notorious Honduran death squad Battalion 316 was created, funded and trained by the US. The state-sponsored terror resulted in the forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of approximately 200 people during the 1980s. Many more were abducted and tortured. The 2009 military coup d’etat spawned a resurgence of state repression against the civilian population that continues today.

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Seven Convicted in Killing of Prominent Honduran Environmentalist

By Elisabeth Malkin Nov. 29, 2018

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US briefly shuts crossing and fires teargas to repel groups of people including children
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They’re killing us in Honduras with U.S.-made guns, some in caravan say

November 23, 2018 

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Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas as more than 1,000 migrants and refugees attempted to cross border into Mexico.

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