In Honduras, less than two weeks after the murder of human rights activist and environmentalist Berta Caceres, someone from the same indigenous group has been killed. Nelson Garcia was shot four times in the face in the Rio Chiquito community.
His killing is the latest of a string of assassinations of indigenous and other political activists in Honduras who’ve opposed multinational corporate projects such as the Agua Zarca Dam.
We get an update on the killings from Vicki Cervantes, national coordinator for Honduran Solidarity Committee. Her group, along with other human rights observers, doubt that the government of Honduras will not pursue justice. They want are now pressuring U.S. legislators and government agencies to investigate the murders.