Honduras - Bajo Aguan
Several peasant communities living in the Bajo Aguán valley on the Atlantic coast of Honduras are witnessing an alarming situation of violence, repression and killings, especially after the coup d’état in June 2009. From September 2009 through 2012, 56 people have been murdered in the conflict, and the conclusions of the Public Hearing that took place in Bajo Aguán in May 2012, proclaimed this agrarian conflict the most serious situation in terms of violence against peasants in Central America in the last 15 years. FIAN International has been following the rural conflicts in the area since 2000.
While welcoming all recommendations towards the realization of human rights, FIAN International regrets that hotspots around the right to food, including peasant and land rights, have been disregarded.
In reaction to new acts of repression lived in Bajo Aguán, 17 organizations and international networks have made an international statement to demand protection of peasant communities
Joint civil society statement: World Bank forced to admit failings on controversial human rights scandal
The World Bank has been forced to backtrack on a controversial investment in Corporación Dinant, a palm oil company implicated in serious human rights abuses in Honduras.
International civil society organizations consider the World Bank's lending arm response to findings of the Bank's Compliance Adviser Ombudsman totally inadequate
International organizations welcome World Bank Ombudman's initiative to scrutinize investment project in Bajo Aguán, Honduras
International organizations welcome the World Bank Ombudsman´s initiative to scrutinize an investment project of the International Finance Corporation due to allegations of human rights violations of peasant communities in the Lower Aguán valley, Honduras, and demand immediate halt to the project.
Violence in the Honduran Valley of Bajo Aguán goes on
Several peasant communities living in the Bajo Aguán valley on the Atlantic coast of Honduras are witnessing an alarming situation of violence, repression and killings, especially after the...
Below you will find two videos related to the Bajo Aguan case in Honduras.
The first is a documentary entitled "Bajo Aguan: The Clamor for Land" (Grito por la tierra). Produced...
Since the coup d'état of June 28, 2009, the civil society networks ALOP, APRODEV, CIDSE, CIFCA and FIAN have been denouncing the deteriorating human rights situation in Honduras.