On June 14, our Bord Chair, Lynn Holland, published a Letter to the Editor in Denver University paper Clarion. LTTE: A Call to Suspend Military Aid to Honduras As many are aware, Hondurans continue to arrive at the U.S. border to seek shelter much as they did during the Trump administration. Their desperate stories are … Continue reading A Call to Suspend Military Aid to Honduras. By Lynn Holland.
This past week, DJPC joined sister organization CISPES and over 130 social movement organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the United States calling on Congress to seriously re-consider US economic policy towards Central America. Check out the press release below. Economic inequality is one of the main drivers of instability throughout the isthmus and … Continue reading The Peoples of Central America Declare: US “Economic Aid” Fuels Inequality and Displacement
On her recent visit to Guatemala, Vice President Kamala Harris sent a message to those who are thinking about migrating to the US: “Do not come,” she said firmly. What the vice president and Biden administration do not acknowledge is that for many in the Northern Triangle Countries (NTC) – Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador … Continue reading Statement on Vice President Kamala Harris Visit to Guatemala
Five years after the assassination of Berta Cáceres, an indigenous Honduran environmental and human rights activist, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights Act (H.R. 1574) was reintroduced into the US House of Representatives. Three out of the eight people who were arrested for her assassination in March 2016 were US-trained forces; two were trained at the infamous … Continue reading Phone Zap on Honduras Human Rights Bills. Wednesday, May 12 at noon.
On February 9, 2021 the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determined that the detention of the 8 Guapinol Water Protectors is related to their work in defense of the environment. Every new day that the Guapinol Water Protectors spend in prison is another violation of their human rights. At the same time, while the … Continue reading Take action: Demand Freedom for the Guapinol Water Protectors!
We were gratified to hear of the guilty verdict in the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin regarding the death of George Floyd. This long-awaited verdict is the result of the monumental efforts of many people and activist organizations, most of all, the family of Mr. Floyd and witnesses at the scene. Our hearts go … Continue reading We were gratified to hear of the guilty verdict in the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin regarding the death of George Floyd.
PRESS RELEASE: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS URGE THE DEFINITIVE CANCELLATION OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCING FOR THE JILAMITO HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT IN HONDURAS April 15, 2021 Contact: Allison Lira | Honduras Program Co-Director firstname.lastname@example.org El Progreso, Honduras – Over 60 U.S. and Honduran civil society organizations are sending a joint letter to the U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS URGE THE DEFINITIVE CANCELLATION OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCING FOR THE JILAMITO HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT IN HONDURAS
COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: ORGANIZACIONES DE LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL URGEN LA CANCELACIÓN DEFINITIVA DEL FINANCIAMIENTO INTERNACIONAL DEL PROYECTO HIDROELÉCTRICO JILAMITO EN HONDURAS 15 abril 2021 Contacto: Allison Lira | Directora del Programa en Honduras: email@example.com El Progreso, Honduras – Más de 60 organizaciones de la sociedad civil de Estados Unidos y Honduras envían una carta conjunta … Continue reading COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: ORGANIZACIONES DE LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL URGEN LA CANCELACIÓN DEFINITIVA DEL FINANCIAMIENTO INTERNACIONAL DEL PROYECTO HIDROELÉCTRICO JILAMITO EN HONDURAS
Letter To President-Elect Biden on Central America Policy – The Americas Program MORE THAN 70 ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR BIDEN TO OVERHAUL U.S. POLICIES TOWARDS CENTRAL AMERICA THAT FORCE PEOPLE TO LEAVE THE REGION AND RESPECT THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS “Citing the “widespread devastation caused by hurricanes Eta and Iota” as well as the COVID-19 … Continue reading Letter To President-Elect Biden on Central America Policy
DJPC condemns the fascist violence in Washington, DC, spurred to action by the xenophobic and racist outgoing president, Donald Trump. He cultivated the mob when he failed to condemn their Charleston violence in 2017; he emboldened the mob by telling them to stand-down and stand-by in 2020; yesterday, he called on his mob to march … Continue reading Statement condemning fascist violence in Washington, DC, on January 6th 2021.