Video: Nothing resolved in Honduras

6 November, 2009 — Real News Network

Widely-celebrated, US-brokered agreement looks to have strengthened coup instead of reversing it

Note: At 08:39 the subtitle quotes Shannon as saying “Honduran democracy is NOT in the hands of Hondurans. It should read is NOW in the hands of Hondurans.

Bio
Bertha Oliva is the Founder and Coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras. COFADEH, by its Spanish initials, is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the fight against impunity and memory of the victims of forced disappearances. Their good friend was killed during the kidnapping as well. Oliva founded the organization after her husband, Prof. Tom·s NativÌ, was kidnapped and disappeared in 1982. Today COFADEH is looked to as an authority an all issues relating to human rights and public security. Oliva received the Human Rights Award from Honduras’ National Commission of Human Rights, as well as being nominated as one of the 1000 Peace Women for the Nobel Prize in 2005. COFADEH is recognized as having played a major role in the dissolution of Honduras’ notorious Department of National Investigations, the repeal of compulsory military service, and the liberation of the country’s last political prisoners in 1992.

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