In Honduras The Killing Of Environmentalists Continues

A woman holds up a poster with a photo of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres, during a protest march in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Authorities said that unidentified gunmen killed Nelson Garcia, a colleague of Caceres, who was slain almost two weeks ago in similar circumstances. The organization that both Caceres and Garcia belonged to is describing Garcia’s death as part of “the government’s constant harassment” of Indian groups. Both activists were Lenca Indians and belonged to the Indian Council of People's Organizations of Honduras.
A woman holds up a poster with a photo of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres, during a protest march in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Fernando Antonio / AP Photo
A woman holds up a poster with a photo of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres, during a protest march in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Authorities said that unidentified gunmen killed Nelson Garcia, a colleague of Caceres, who was slain almost two weeks ago in similar circumstances. The organization that both Caceres and Garcia belonged to is describing Garcia’s death as part of “the government’s constant harassment” of Indian groups. Both activists were Lenca Indians and belonged to the Indian Council of People's Organizations of Honduras.
A woman holds up a poster with a photo of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres, during a protest march in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Fernando Antonio / AP Photo

In Honduras The Killing Of Environmentalists Continues

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.