The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), in Honduras announced that 1.342.876 signatures had been collected calling for a constituent assembly.
The labor movement, responding to murders of peasant activists and to precarious living conditions, is leading popular mobilization in Honduras.
The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.
Twenty-seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask that she send a special investigator to Honduras to investigate and report on rights abuses.
Collective punishment, big garment workers strike, Russia-China ties, oil riches, violence, bank fraud.
Four months after a new president, Porfirio Lobo of the right-wing National Party, took power, killings continue and he has still not achieved full legitimacy in Latin America.
Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.
Greek workers reject cuts, new U.S. base for Honduras, rights abuses in Western Sahara.
Nine members of Congress have asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to press Honduras to stop violent repression against supporters of overthrown president Manuel Zelaya.
Death squads appear to be operating freely in Honduras, in spite of claims by the United States and Honduran leaders that the election of President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo of the conservative National Party on November 29 would produce peace and normality.