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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 20:45)

Swiss Punch Their Ticket to Round of 16

Shaqiri triple takes Swiss through.

(MANAUS, Brazil ) - Switzerland World Cup Xherdan Shaqiri hit a hat-trick as Switzerland qualified for the Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Honduras at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.

The Bayern Munich midfielder's treble - the second seen at Brazil 2014, following that of his club colleague Thomas Muller - secured second spot in Group E and set up a knockout duel with Argentina in Sao Paulo.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-24-2014 13:39)

Honduras: Killing of Human Rights Defender and Indigenous Lenca leader Mr Justo Sorto

Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes roundly condemns the killing of Justo Sorto, which is related to his peaceful and legitimate work in the defence of the environmental rights of the indigenous Lenca community.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes On 21 January 2014, the indigenous Lenca leader and human rights defender, Mr Justo Sorto, was found dead on a farming estate of the Yance community in the municipality of Jesús de Otoro, in the department of Intibucá, Western Honduras.

Justo Sorto was an active member for twenty years of the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Indígenas Populares – COPINH (Civic Council of Popular Indigenous Organisations).

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Salem-News.com (Nov-12-2013 21:14)

Nov 17: Revolutionary Supper Club-Honduras

John Olmsted and Maribel Gomez are hosting the Revolutionary Supper Club, Honduras-style!

(PORTLAND, OR) - Xiomara Castro de Zelaya The media is ignoring the Honduran elections, scheduled for November 24. If you’ve forgotten, Honduras is the country whose elected president Mel Zelaya was the victim of a violent military coup in 2008 which was later accepted by the Lesser Evil administration and Hillary Clinton.

Leading in polls is Libre party candidate Xiomara Castro, the ousted president’s wife, and there has been serious violence against her supporters.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-31-2013 10:28)

Honduras: Killing of Indigenous Environmental Rights Defenders

Two men opened fire on Ms María Enriqueta Matute, Mr Armando Fúnez Medina, and Mr Ricardo Soto Fúnez.

(YORK, UK) - Map of Honduras On 25 August 2013, around 5pm, human rights defenders Ms María Enriqueta Matute, Mr Armando Fúnez Medina and Mr Ricardo Soto Fúnez were killed in an attack.

The three belonged to various tribes of the Tolupán indigenous people, from Locomapa, in the Yoro zone, and had been involved in a peaceful protest against a local antimony mining operation and the construction of a hydroelectric dam in their indigenous zone.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2013 12:39)

Shots Fired at Globo TV Journalist Ms Fidelina Sandoval

Since 2008, at least 30 journalists have been killed and obviously, the problem is ongoing.

(YORK, UK) - Ms Fidelina Sandoval William Nicholas Gomes believes that the attempted assassination of Honduran journalist Fidelina Sandoval is directly related to her human rights work and in particular her work as a journalist.

He is voicing seriously concern for the physical and psychological integrity of Fidelina Sandoval and her family.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-27-2012 16:35)

Campaign Launched for Central Americans with Temporary Protected Status in the U.S.

Groups say Permanent Residency is the only solution...

(HOUSTON) - Due to devastation from natural disasters, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was designated to families from Honduras and Nicaragua in 1999. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch ravaged Honduras and Nicaragua and resulted in the loss and displacement of hundreds of thousands of families who established roots in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Community organizations have formed a coalition and are launching a campaign to promote Permanent Residency for TPS beneficiaries from Central America.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-07-2011 13:23)

Honduras journalist slain, 17th in past two years

By the end of 2011 Honduras is likely to have the highest murder rate in the world...

(Tico Times) - The body of Honduran journalist Luz Marina Paz is taken away from the crime scene. Honduran journalist Luz Marina Paz was shot dead by gunmen Tuesday along with a mechanic traveling with her, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting news media. She was killed in an attack outside the capital and became the 17th journalist killed in the Central American nation since a 2009 coup.

She had worked for Radio Globo, linked to ousted president Manuel Zelaya, before joining the Cadena Hondurena de Noticias or CHN broadcaster.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2011 00:26)

How to Avoid Extrajudicial Execution in Honduras: Throw Popcorn at Police

The moral precariousness of popular consent in extrajudicial treatment; underscored in the police shooting deaths of seven presumed gang members

(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) - Death warrant (Photo from tiempo.hn) Two men were recently tied up, shot, and killed down the street from my friend’s house in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

When my friend happened upon the scene at around 9 p.m., a forensic investigator commented to him that these were the fourth and fifth cadavers he had personally dealt with that evening and that the number typically doubled by the end of the night.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2011 18:11)

Roger Noriega`s secret pact with Hugo Chávez

Americas Forum may nonetheless be forgiven for failing to pick up on the fact that the right-wing Lobo is actually a Chávez in disguise.

(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) - Roger Noriega (Photo: Reuters) For those who may not be aware, Roger Noriega is the head of an Al Qaeda cell in Washington, D.C., and moonlights as the subcommander of the 17th front of the FARC.

A member of Evo Morales’ network of secret boyfriends, Noriega orchestrated the 2004 school siege in Beslan and was once sighted at the helm of a Somali pirate ship...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2011 17:17)

Fake Venezuelan Money Financing Nicaraguan Protests in Honduras

Apparently, it is only permissible for Nicaraguans to infiltrate Honduran territory in order to perpetrate U.S.-directed wars against leftist Nicaraguan governments.

(ISTANBUL) - Honduran Red Cross apprehends Venezuelan-Nicaraguan posing as tear gas inhalation victim In response to the ongoing teachers’ strike in Honduras, the demands of which include an end to the privatization of public education, the illegitimate Honduran government that came to power following the 2009 coup against President Mel Zelaya has declared the strike illegal, threatened to fire striking teachers and to possibly dissolve teachers’ unions.

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