Article Murder Of Acclaimed Activist Has U.S. Questioning Massive Central American Aid Package, by By Tracy Wilkinson
By Karen Spring of the Canadian Delegation to the “International Gathering Celebrating the Life of Berta Cáceres in Honduras, April 13-15, 2016.
Serious questions must be asked by the US and Canadian media about the role that US and Canadian government officials played in supporting and legitimizing the 2009 military coup?
The ‘Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land and Life’ is traveling to Tegucigalpa for the International Peoples Gathering ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’. First Nations women leaders, lawyers, filmmakers and solidarity activists make up the delegation that has been organized in the wake of the murder of Berta Cáceres’ on March 3rd, followed closely by her colleague Nelson Garcia’s murder on March 14th.
Hillary Clinton Still Lying About and Distorting Her Role in Supporting and “Legitimizing” the 2009 Military Coup in Honduras
Article by Darryl Fears, Washington Post, April 8, 2016
Five days after Berta Caceres was assassinated in Honduras, I travelled from Honduras to El Estor, Guatemala, where I met up with Cory Wanless (of the Klippensteins law firm) for 3 days of meetings with the 13 plaintiffs in the Hudbay Minerals lawsuits. We overlapped with the visit of the New York Times reporter and photographer.
Funds are needed to support Berta’s family as they respond to this political crime/crisis situation and demand justice for the assassination of Berta and wounding of Mexican Gustavo Castro; and to support COPINH’s work for justice in this case, and their long-term work for territorial defense and indigenous rights, and fundamental transformation and change in Honduras.
"After 21 years with Rights Action, I never cease to be moved by the courage, tenderness and tenacity of people across Guatemala and Honduras." Grahame Russell.
Rights Action recommends this 13 minute film, showing just how repressive, oppressive and desperate the situation in Honduras is, ever since the military coup in June 2009... ... and just how brave so many women are.
Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.