• Delegation probes coup in Honduras

    Jennifer Moore Since June 28 when the Honduran military shot their way through the backdoor of President Zelaya’s private residence, kidnapping and forcibly expatriating him to Costa Rica, the de facto regime has maintained that Zelaya’s removal was a constitutional transfer of power. For its part, the Obama Administration has condemned the ouster, but stopped […]

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  • Honduras: NLG Task Force of the Americas Speaking Out

    Press Info, Report and Letters to Government issued Since June 28 when the Honduran military shot their way through the backdoor of President Zelaya’s private residence, kidnapping and forcibly expatriating him to Costa Rica, the de facto regime has maintained that Zelaya’s removal was a constitutional transfer of power. For its part, the Obama Administration […]

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  • Zelaya Returns to Honduras! NLG Message from Honduras Joint Delegation

    Emily Yozell and Lucy Rodriguez were in Honduras from August 24-30 with our joint delegation with AAJ and IADL. We have posted their Preminary Report in Spanish and will post the English translation when we can. A final report should be available in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, there are important new developments with Zelaya’s […]

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  • HONDURAS MISSION — Informe Preliminar – English Version to Follow

    Informe Preliminar Resumen Preliminar de la Visita de la Misión Internacional de Observación de la Asociación Americana de Juristas (AAJ), el National Lawyers Guild (NLG), la Asociación Internacional de Juristas Democráticos (IADL) y la Asociación Internacional Contra la Tortura (AICT) sobre la Situación de Crisis en Honduras Causada por el Golpe de Estado y el […]

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  • Honduras NLG/AAJ/IADL Delegation Returns: Op Ed from NLG’s Emily Yozell

    A joint delegation of the Guild, AAJ and IADL returned on August 30 after a busy five day mission to Tegucigalpa. Their report will be posted at the Task Force on the Americas website in English and Spanish as soon as completed. Press Release August 31, 2009 Fact-finding mission of international jurists returns from Honduras […]

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  • Joint NLG/AAJ/IADL delegation arrives in Honduras

    Exploring Constitutional Issues Behind Coup and Referendum for Constituent Assembly The NLG and its allied legal organizations, the AAJ (Association of American Jurists), NCBL (National Congress of Black Lawyers) and IADL (International Association of Democratic Lawyers) have sent a delegation of 13 attorneys to Honduras to investigate the international law and Honduran constitutional law issues […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Calls on US to Cut Ties with Illegal Junta in Honduras

     Letter to State Department and Obama The National Lawyers Guild calls for concrete action in response to the military coup perpetrated against the democratically- elected government of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras which included the kidnapping and expulsion of President Zelaya and his Foreign Minister, Patricia Rodas, the detention the Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan ambassadors, […]

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  • Puerto Rico Bar Association Under Attack for its Progressive and Independista politics

    The Puerto Rico Bar Association, founded in 1840, is the oldest professional organization in Puerto Rico and the third oldest in the American hemisphere. It is a mandatory organization, similar to the majority of state bar associations in the U.S., such as California and Florida, where membership is required. In addition to providing services to […]

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  • NLG Delegation Observes Election of FMLN: Preliminary Report

    El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated Central American country with the most extreme disparity of wealth and poverty, has turned a new page. For the first time in its history, a party dedicated to structural improvement of the lives of the majority poor has come to power with the historic March 15, 2009 […]

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  • Presidential Election Monitoring Delegation to El Salvador Voices Pre-Election Concerns

    San Salvador, El Salvador – A delegation of twenty lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild* arrived March 10 in El Salvador to begin serving as accredited international observers in the presidential election taking place this Sunday, March 15, 2009. As observers of the electoral process in the United States we have seen incidences of fraud […]

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