Pam Spees is a senior staff attorney in the international human rights program at the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. She has a background in international criminal and human rights law with a gender focus, as well as criminal trial practice. Prior to joining CCR, she practiced criminal law in Louisiana, where she primarily represented indigent persons in state and federal courts. In addition, she has worked as a consultant in international law with a focus on women's human rights
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Honduras Human Rights Abuses Worse One Year After President Lobo Took Office
In recent remarks on U.S.-Latin American relations made at the Brookings Institute, Arturo Valenzuela, a State Department official with responsibility for the region, commented that Honduras, two years removed from a coup that U.S. officials on the ground called illegal, had “made significant progress in strengthening democratic governance…[and] promoting national reconciliation...” Viewing the situation on the ground here in Honduras, one can only wonder where the Assistant Secretary is getting his information.