Honduras Now Podcast

The Honduras Now Podcast shares human rights stories and connects them to global issues and North American policy. Honduras Now provides on-the-ground analysis from host, Karen Spring, a long-time human rights activist and researcher, and Hondurans from all walks of life through interviews and trips around the country. 


Ep. 24: Heading to Trial: Freedom for Edwin & Raul!
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Ep. 23: David Castillo Is Guilty: The Trial and the Journey for Justice
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Ep. 22: The Big Canadian Myth: Settler Colonialism At Home and Abroad
Show Details45min 19s
Ep. 21: Human Rights Legislation in the US: Responses from Honduras
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Ep. 20: Silencing the Resistance: Human Rights Issues in Honduras
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Ep. 19: Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Conversation with Author Todd Miller
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Ep. 18: Fraud, Re-Election & Instability: The Primary Elections in Honduras
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On March 14th, Hondurans went to the polls to vote in the 2021 primary elections. Host Karen Spring interviews Honduran sociologist and political analyst, Tomas Andino Mencía about the primaries and discusses what they mean in the context of the Honduran narco-state, migration, and the general electoral political reality in the country. If all continues as is, will Honduras see another political crisis this year? 

For more information about elections in Honduras, see the National Electoral Council (CNE's) website:

For the show notes from today's episode and links to articles further analyzing the elections, see:

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Published Mar 29, 2021 at 8:00pm
Ep 17: Arming the Bad Guys: Keyla's Murder & Police Violence
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Ep. 16: One of the Masterminds Behind Berta Cáceres's Murder
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Ep. 15: The Truth About Migrant Caravans
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Ep. 14: The Struggle to Defend Water in Guapinol
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Ep. 13: Hurricanes Iota and Eta: Not Just Natural Disasters
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Ep. 12: Hurricane Eta: "Only the People Save the People"
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Ep. 11: Washington's "New" Investment Plan for Latin America
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Ep. 10: Eyes on the US Election: Immigration policy
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Ep. 9: Fighting Hunger with Protests, Resistance and Solidarity
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Ep 8: What Independence? Honduran Drug Cases in US Courts
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Ep. 7: A Week to Remember: Freeing Political Prisoners
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Ep. 6: The tourist industry and Garifuna land theft in Honduras
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Ep. 5: "You took them alive, we want them back alive"
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Ep. 4: Garifuna Lives Matter
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Ep 3: Covid-19 and Corruption
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Ep. 2: What the coup means 11 years later
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Ep. 1: The 2009 coup d'état in Honduras
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Ep 0: What's Honduras Now? Who's Karen Spring?
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