Honduras is the #1 most dangerous country in the world to be a human rights or environmental activist thanks primarily to the U.S.-backed coup in 2009 (under the Obama administration) that overthrew the democratically-elected government of President Mel Zelaya (and to think the U.S. has the audacity to scream for Vladimir Putin’s head on a platter based on unproven allegations of “Russian interference” in its own presidential contest). The most well-known political murder is that of 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Cáceres, who was almost certainly killed by US-trained elite special forces who targeted her specifically for her successful opposition to the largest dam producer in the world and forcing them out of the Agua Zarca dam.
Honduran Opposition Leaders Being Murdered While US Pours in Money to Repressive Government and Military
Since a 2009 military coup against the democratic government of President Mel Zelaya, Honduras has become the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and human rights activists.
On Oct. 17, two more prominent rural organizers, José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio George, were assassinated in Colón. Flores was the president of the Unified Campesinos Movement of the Aguán Valley (MUCA), and George was a well-known leader from the same organization.
This follows the Oct. 9 assassination attempts against Tomás Gómez Membreño, the general coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and COPINH community leader Alexander García Sorto.
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