Posts Tagged ‘Honduras’

Thousands attend funeral for slain Honduran environmentalist

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Thousands of mourners paid their final tributes to Berta Caceres, the indigenous activist killed last week, demanding justice for the renowned environmentalist. Caceres, who was head of the Civic Council of Indigenous and People’s Organizations, was gunned down in her hometown of La Esperanza on Thursday. Mourners shouted “Justice, justice!” “Berta lives!” and “The struggle Read more

US bishop urges care for thousands of illegal child migrants

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An American bishop has called for child-friendly shelters plus pastoral care and case managers for the thousands of children flooding across the Mexican border. Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told the House Judiciary Committee on June 25 that violence in their homelands is the root cause of so many children immigrating illegally. Bishop Read more

Honduran Bishop wants to run for President

Friday, October 14th, 2011
Bishop Santos

Bishop Luis Santos Villeda is hoping for a birthday present from Pope Benedict XVI – permission to run for President of Honduras, once he turns 75 and retires as Bishop. Known as the ‘Red Bishop’ because of his support of the Liberal Party which uses a red flag, Bishop Santos hopes that the Pope will Read more