Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, reports how, earlier this month, 94 Democrat members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her "to suspend US assistance to the Honduran military and police given the credible allegations of widespread, serious violations of human rights attributed to the security forces". But the US mainstream media have practically ignored their move, he adds.
For the full story, read Weisbrot's piece on the Guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/mar/22/democrats...
Inter Press Service reports on how Brazil, Argentina and most other Latin American countries are refusing to accept the results of the November 29 presidential elections in Honduras, which were won by Porfirio Lobo, a conservative rancher and candidate of the de facto government.
The condemnation of many leaders in the region clashes with US efforts to push for international recognition of the poll organised by the regime that has been in power since the June 28 coup.
For the full story: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49492
Cynthia Orchard says election scare tactics may be losing their power
Between two and three million Salvadorans (nearly a third of the total population) live in the United States, with some 229,000 residing there legally under Temporary Protected Status. Many send money back to their families in El Salvador, and in a country with very low wages, few job opportunities and rising prices, many Salvadorans rely on these remittances to meet their basic living expenses.