Back to top
Bartolo Fuentes

Bartolo Antonio Fuentes

HRD, Founder
Committee of Families of Migrants of El Progreso (COFAMIPRO)

Bartolo Antonio Fuentes is a Honduran journalist who is a member of Community Communication and works with social organizations promoting labour rights and migrant rights. He started to promote migrants’ rights in 1999, when he worked with El Progreso Radio. On the radio, he created the program “Without Borders”, due to which he had contact with migrants’ families, alongside whom he organized the Committee of Families of Migrants of El Progreso (COFAMIPRO). With COFAMIPRO, he organized the first caravan of mothers looking for missing migrants.


Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. Journalists, lawyers, prosecutors, those defending the rights of women, children, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, and those working on environmental and land rights issues are particularly at risk.