WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and 57 colleagues sent a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder calling for the investigation of alleged abuses by Honduran security forces and the possible role DEA agents played in a shooting incident that led to the tragic death of four indigenous villagers on the Patuca River in northeastern Honduras.
Art icle “Inside the world's deadliest country: Honduras ” – provides little context as to why Honduras is now the “world’s deadliest country”, it provides a somewhat stark description of what it is like to live there, from one foreign journalist’s perspective.
Congressional letter. Please send copies to your own Congress members (and Senators), encouraging your Congress member to co-sign this letter.
- Interview with Annie Bird, co-director of Rights Action
- Link to Rights Action/CEPR report on the May 11 “Ahuas Massacre”
- Article by Lauren Carasik: “OUR MEN IN HONDURAS: Losing Control of the War on Drugs”
- LINK: “Broken Anvil”, an 18 minute film about the May 11, 2012, US-DEA massacre in Honduras
- LINK: “COLLATORAL DAMAGE OF A DRUG WAR”, about the US-DEAD massacre in Honduras
- HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FUNDS NEEDED for survivors and family members
Document Collateral Damage of a Drug War The May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the U.S. War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras By Annie Bird and Alexander Main, with research contributions from Karen Spring. On May 11 a passenger boat was moments from landing in Ahuas, La Moskitia when agents in a US government helicopter opened fire killing four people, including a child and pregnant women. After a three months of criminalizing the victims and downplaying the lead role that the US DEA played in the operation, the US government has not taken any kind of responsibility for its actions.
Today is the 3rd anniversary of the military coup in Honduras (effectively supported and legitimized by the governments of Canada and the U.S.), that ousted the democratically elected government of Honduras, and brought back to power the elite oligarchic sectors, supported by the military.
Please write your Congressional Representative and Senator to insist that the U.S. end its so-called drug war in Central America and that it fully assist in obtaining justice for the victims of the May 11, 2012 massacre in Ahuas, Honduras, during a joint operation by DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) agents and a special Honduran police unit created by the DEA.
An article regarding the AfGJ / Rights Action delegation that went to La Moskitia to investigate the May 11th DEA massacre in Ahuas, Honduras.
A delegation of academics, human rights and labor activists, visited the community of Ahuás in the Department of Gracias a Dios in a region known as La Moskitia. On May 11, 2012 four helicopters conducted an apparent drug interdiction near the town of Ahuas. At least one of the helicopters opened fire on a passenger boat killing two pregnant women, a 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man, while seriously injuring at least four more. The purpose of the visit was to inquire into this tragedy.