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The Center for Human Rights and International Justice welcomed Ismael Moreno Coto, SJ, popularly known as "Padre Melo,” one of Honduras’ strongest human rights defenders, on October 8.
Padre Melo is the director of Radio Progreso, a Christian-based radio station that is a national leader in investigative reporting. Radio Progreso was shut down by the new government at the time of the coup in 2009, and has suffered military occupations since. He is also director of the Center for Reflection, Research, and Communication (ERIC-SJ), a think tank that conducts research and reports on societal trends and public opinion in Honduras.