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Thank you to the more than 120 people who attended the IRTF annual Commemoration of the Martyrs online on Sunday, November 7. You helped to create a beautiful and moving tribute to human rights defenders throughout southern Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. Here you will find links to (1) Commemoration program book 2021, (2) Zoom recording of the event, (3) Facebook livestream recording, (4) playlist from the social hour, (5) an additional play list, (6) how you can add your name to urgent human rights letters, (7) donations for the Honduras support fund, (8) IRTF Legacy Circle planned giving fund, and (9) highlights from the speakers' presentations. Thank you!
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The election in Nicaragua that some things are happening that are similar to the January 6 insurrection.
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Women have been at the forefront of struggle in Honduras throughout its history, from fighting dictatorships to challenging political corruption to seeking civil improvements such as gender parity in politics and education. There is an agenda for Pro-LGBTI and Pro-Women.
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Democratic Senators are asking the Biden administration to extend the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) because more migrants are coming. The migrants are coming because worsening humanitarian conditions, Covid cases are rising, natural disasters, drought. TPS is a humanitarian tool that allows Congress to provide relief for those unable to return to their countries due to extraordinary conditions.
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Summarizes all the coups that happened across the 21 centurey.
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Los defensores ambientales de la comunidad de Guapinol se han enfrentado con una serie pesada de injusticias desde el momento que su río se convirtió en lodo en 2018 durante la construcción de una mina cercana. Una de esas injusticias más difundidas ha sido la detención de ocho de sus compañeros por más de dos años mientras esperan el juicio en un sistema de justicia que supuestamente presume su inocencia.

 

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San Diego on Monday became the second U.S. border city where federal officials restarted the “Remain in Mexico” program. No asylum seekers were immediately returned to Tijuana to wait for their U.S. immigration court hearings.
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On July 3, Juan Moncada, a leader of a Honduran agricultural cooperative, sat down with his wife, Esmilda Rodas, and told her: “They’re going to kill me.”

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