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The celebration of Ayumenhanin involves the reenactment of the Garifuna's landing on the shores of Roatan, Honduras in 1797.

Feb. 14, 2012

The Honduran military fired tear gas and live rounds into the crowd of unarmed civilians celebrating the return of their deposed president in 2009. Nineteen year-old Isis Obed Murillo was shot in the head and killed. His parents, unable to find justice at home, filed a civil lawsuit in Texas. Worldview discusses the case with Laura Raymond of the Center for Constitutional Rights — the group that filed the complaint. Also, the Garifuna are the Afro-descendant people of Honduras. One of the group's leaders, Miriam Miranda, who's general coordinator of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, tells Worldview about the community's rich heritage and the violent suppression her people face at the hands of police and paramilitary death squads.