The Entangling and Thickening Plot: U.S. Involvment in Honduras

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By COHA Research Associate Alejandro Antonio Oliva

As four months have passed since the death of Berta Cáceres, developments have continued to surface which illuminate how her death can be seen as another consequence of the coup d’état which resulted from the ousting of former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in 2009. Berta Cáceres, the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, was one of many activists who not only fought for environmental and indigenous rights, but was also on the hit-list of several Honduran military factions. Cáceres’ death raises larger political questions about whether or not the United States’ involvement in Honduras has increased the number of military death squads who are targeting activists and individuals out of political interest.


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