New on NACLA Report on the Americas 6 May, 2010

Hollman Morris to Be Awarded Chavkin Journalism Prize
Investigative journalist Hollman Morris will receive the 2010 Samuel Chavkin Prize for Integrity in Latin American Journalism in honor of his brave work exposing human rights abuses committed by paramilitaries and the Colombian state.

Oaxaca Caravan Attack: The Paramilitarization of Mexico
by Kristin Bricker
On April 27, gunmen killed two activists on their way to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, as a part of an international aid caravan. The caravan’s goal was to break a paramilitary siege that has left San Juan Copala, in the indigenous Triqui region of southern Mexico, cut off from the outside world since January, and to deliver food, clothing, and medicine. The attack, representative of Mexico’s long history of paramilitarism, again exposes the country’s political war against dissent, a reality too often hidden amidst Mexico’s daily drug-related violence.
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From the May/June 2010 NACLA Report
Out of the Past, a New Honduran Culture of Resistance
by Dana Frank

Whatever comes next in Honduras, tens of thousands of ordinary Hondurans, from its new culture of resistance, will meet it with nerves of steel, forged in the terrible repression that followed the military coup last June. At least 40 people in the resistance have been killed, more than 3,000 illegally detained, and hundreds raped, beaten, and/or tortured in detention. For every person who has bravely come forward to testify about human rights abuses, there are five behind him or her terrified to speak out for fear of reprisals. And yet Hondurans have emerged from all this with a new sense of their own personal and collective powers. What exactly is this new creature, the Honduran resistance?

This article appears in the May/June 2010 edition of NACLA Report on the Americas.

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