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.
The violence and repression continue unabated in Honduras since the June 2009 military coup that ousted the democratically elected government. This time, the violence was committed by the D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Agency) of the U.S. government.
Article - "WIKILEAKS HONDURAS: U.S. LINKED TO BRUTAL BUSINESSMAN" by Dana Frank - that sets out U.S. Links to Wealthy Land-owner Miguel Facusse, Bio-fuels Production, Military and Para-military repression, Links to Narco-trafficking
New Wikileaks cables now reveal that the US embassy in Honduras—and therefore the State Department—has known since 2004 that Miguel Facussé is a cocaine importer. US “drug war” funds and training, in other words, are being used to support a known drug trafficker’s war against campesinos.
15 Women hiding in palm trees from Miguel Facusse security guards, who opened fire against them at 8am today (October 11, 2011), and also killed campesino Santos Seferino Zelaya
Manning is the US soldier alleged to have released US military documents, that were then released by Wikileaks, that document - amongst other things - US participation in war crimes in Iraq.