2019-08-08: Social Media Postees

To Flee or Not to Flee? In Honduras, A Child Braves Tear Gas to Sell Vinegar Bags
Adrienne Pine | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-08
Public education and job opportunities have been stolen from Honduran youth by a U.S.-backed narco-state bent on privatizing the whole of society. Youth face the choice of suffering violence and repression at home or risking the dangerous journey to the United States.

Facial Recognition Technology Is Aiding ICE in Sanctuary Cities
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-08
| Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the fourth U.S. city last week to ban the use of facial recognition software amid privacy and civil liberties concerns. Oakland, San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts, have passed similar bans, and ordinances are now pending in Berkeley, Califor…

Honduran Protesters Demand Resignation of President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-07
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of capital Tegucigalpa Tuesday to urge Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down, just days after he was accused of taking drug money to finance his 2013 presidential campaign. | RELATED: | Honduras: Body of Murdered Protester Exhumed to Find Killer | Several buildings were set on fire after prot…

Honduras president implicated in narcotics-related corruption
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-07
Prosecutors in the United States have issued a document which lists the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Alliance Party, as a co-conspirator in a plan to win elections in that country with the financial aid of major narcotics traffickers. Unlike his brother Tony, the president has not yet been indicted. …

The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras
Adrienne Pine | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-05
Honduras has been the epicenter of the Central American exodus and northward migration since the U.S.-backed coup 10 years ago and the ultra-violent repression by President Juan Orlando Hernandez's regime, as well as its ultra-neoliberal policies.

How Joe Biden's privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-28
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic…