Honduras’ death squads target indigenous activists


This video from Honduras says about itself:

Message from COPINH

16 March 2016

Tomás Membreño Gomez, Sub-Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous organizations thanks Witness for Peace supporters and makes a call to continue mobilizing to seek justice for Berta Cáceres.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Honduras: Top indigenous activist survives new murder bid

Thursday 13th October 2016

THE leader of an indigenous activist group in Honduras has survived a second assasination bid, just seven months after the murder of his predecessor.

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH) announced on Tuesday that its leader Tomás Membreño Gomez was attacked by a gunman on Sunday night as he was driving in the city of La Esperanza. Mr Gomez escaped unharmed.

Hours later on Monday morning gunmen attacked the house of another COPINH member Alexander Garcia, where he was at home with his family. All escaped with their lives.

The group condemned the violence against it, saying: “These are attempts to silence COPINH’S fight against the projects of death in the Lenca territories, boosted by this corrupt government, which kneels at national and transnational economic interests.”

The attacks on COPINH members follow the murder of the group’s founder and previous leader Berta Cáceres, who was shot at home in March after receiving numerous death threats.

Ms Cáceres was a busy enivonmental activist who led protests against the construction of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam project, which her Lenca people said would have flooded native lands and cut off their water supply.

Six people have been arrested over her killing, including employees of hydroelectric firm Desa and army officers.

Such murders have shot up since the 2009 coup against president Manuel Zelaya with 118 environmental activists killed since 2010.

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, by Common Dreams: Leader of Honduran Campesino Movement Assassinated. Rural Honduran farmer and organizer received death threats for years: here.

See also here.

Murdered Honduran environmentalist was on army hit list


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US-Funded Honduran Army Unit had Caceres on Hit List

4 September 2016

Six months ago, the Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres was brutally murdered by the US-funded Honduran army after she appeared on a hit list. Many associated with her have either disappeared or are living in fear for their lives. Her murder has caused outrage the world over.

Honduras, 2009 coup and today


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Honduran Hypocrisy: Memories of a Coup

26 August 2016

Last week, Honduras‘s Supreme Court approved a change in the constitution allowing Presidential re-elections. Now this might not seem like such a big deal… but it is, largely because it was the exact pretext for the 2009 coup against President Manuel Zelaya.

Murdered Berta Caceres remembered in Honduras


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A Memorial for Berta Caceres

11 August 2016

Honduran students remembered indigenous leader Berta Caceres and demanded justice on the 5-month anniversary of her murder. They protested with balloons and candles to bring light to the darkness of Honduras’ current political situation.

Over 100 lawyers murdered in Honduras


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11 August 2016

This Tuesday, the Honduran National Bar Association celebrated its 100 years. At the same time 3 lawyers were murdered. Since 2010 more than 100 lawyers have been killed in Honduras. Lawyers work in very difficult conditions and also have to face violence and impunity. Our correspondent Gerardo Torres with the story.

Garifuna people’s struggle in Honduras


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7 August 2016

The Garifuna people are taking a revolutionary stance in Honduras. The people are a mix of indigenous Caribbeans and Africans. They have been fighting for racial and cultural justice for decades. After the 2009 coup d’etat in Honduras, the Garifuna’s role has been pivotal in the resistance movement.