Rights Action
May 30, 2019
DEA investigating U.S. & Cdn-backed Honduran leader Juan Orlando Hernandez since 2013 for drug trafficking & money-laundering
Since 2013, the DEA has been investigating the U.S. and Canadian-backed Honduran leader Juan Orlando Hernandez & his wife – amongst others - for large-scale drug trafficking & money-laundering ... since BEFORE he stole the 1st of his 2 fraudulent, violent presidential elections, both “elections” deemed to be “democratic” and legitimate by the U.S. and Canada.
Since the U.S. and Canadian backed military coup of 2009 ousted Honduras' last democratic government, bringing to power corrupt, repressive, drug-trafficking governments headed by Porfirio Lobo and Orlando Hernandez, Honduras has become the “murder capital of the world”, unemployment and poverty have reached their highest levels in recent history, government and private sector killings and repression have reached levels comparable to the U.S.-backed military regimes of the 1980s, and more Hondurans are forced to flee into exile every year, than at any time since the early 1980s.
The government of Juan Orlando Hernandez is a staunch "democratic allie" of U.S. & Canadian-led efforts to illegally overthrow the government of Venezuela.
U.S. and Canadian "foreign" policy is U.S. and Canadian "domestic" policy!
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Why are close to 250,000 Hondurans & Guatemalans fleeing this year alone?
The U.S., Canada and “international community” are helping keep in place the very conditions that force tens of thousands of Hondurans and Guatemalans to flee their countries, every year.  There is no end in sight to this refugee-producing machinery.
U.S. & Canadian problems
The U.S. and Canadian governments, the World Bank and global businesses and investors (privatized hydro-electric dams, mining extraction, African palm, sugar cane and fruit production, garment “sweatshop” factors, tourism complexes, etc.) maintain profitable relations with anti-democratic, corrupt, repressive governments in Honduras and Guatemala, turning a blind eye to and benefitting from exploitation and repression, environmental devastation and human rights violations, corruption and impunity.
Forced migrants and the “Venezuela factor”
After a flurry of mainstream media coverage in 2018, reporting about the ‘caravans’ of forced migrants has died off.  A majority are fleeing Honduras and Guatemala whose corrupt, repressive, exploitative governments maintain full relations with the U.S. and Canadian governments and are considered “democratic allies” in U.S. and Canadian-led efforts to illegally overthrow the Venezuela government.
The hypocrisy is over-whelming.
Keep sending copies of this information, and your own letters, to families, friends and networks, to politicians and media, to pension and investment funds, asking: Why our governments, companies and investment firms benefit from and turn a blind eye to poverty, repression and violence, environmental and health harms that are directly causing the forced migrancy/refugee crisis in Guatemala and Honduras.
Rights Action (U.S. & Canada)
Since 1995, Rights Action directly funds community human rights, environment and territory defenders in Guatemala and Honduras. We provide funds to victims of repression, human rights violations, health harms and natural disasters. We work to hold accountable the U.S. and Canadian governments, companies and investors, international actors (World Bank, etc.) that cause, contribute to and profit from repression and human rights violations, environmental harms and forced evictions, corruption and impunity.
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