Honduran Opposition Leaders Being Murdered While Washington Pours in Money to Repressive Government and Military
This follows the October 9 assassination attempts against Tomás Gómez Membreño, the general coordinator of the Civic Council
LA ESPERANZA, Honduras -- Berta's assassination sends a chilling message to the Honduran people -- that anyone can be murdered with total impunity. If you can kill Berta, you can kill anyone in Honduras. That scares me. It scares me for what it means for the future of the country, the future of the Lenca people and everyone fighting to defend their territory.
“They follow me and threaten to kidnap and kill me. They threaten my family. This is what we have to face,” the award-winning activist said last year.
One of the charges brought against COPINH leader Berta Cáceres is illegal possession of a weapon "in contravention to the
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"Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra] attacks on the Nicaraguan revolution