Americas

How Republican-Led Voter Suppression is Undermining Democracy in America

This in-depth Toward Freedom investigation points to the likelihood of massive voter suppression in the mid-term elections, particularly targeting Democrat-leaning demographics. Republicans have passed laws across the country to deny voters their constitutional right to vote. “These laws are part of an ongoing strategy to roll back decades of progress on voting rights,” says Bobby Hoffman of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project.

Dubbed a "grandmother of the resistance" after the 2009 coup d'état, Yolanda Chavarría sings the national anthem at a December 21st protest against election fraud outside the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa. She will turn 90 years old this year. Photo by Sandra Cuffe
Americas

“There Are No Human Rights Here:” Honduran Anti-Fraud Protesters Clamor for Justice as State Killings Continue

Hondurans are demanding justice for the protesters and bystanders killed in the ongoing crackdown on opposition protests by the US-backed government of Honduras. Two months after general elections were marred by widespread reports of fraud, and one month after the US government stood by the contested results, repression and militarization continue unabated. Protests are ongoing against a government many Hondurans see as illegitimate and authoritarian.