The United States should not be sending public money to the military and police of Honduras, especially when basic human rights conditions have not been met.
Click here to ask your Representative to sign on as a sponsor of the Berta Caceres Act introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson, and to ask your Senators to introduce similar legislation in the Senate.
Berta Caceres was a well-known Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader who was assassinated in her home in 2016 by armed intruders after years of threats against her life.
The Berta Caceres Act would suspend U.S. funding to Honduras for police and military operations, including money for equipment and training, until the Honduran government investigates the credible allegations of gross violations of human rights by their security forces and pursues prosecutions in emblematic cases of violence against environmental, small-farmer, and human rights activists, opposition protesters, and journalists.
This bill also calls for the United States Government to vote no on all future loans from multilateral development banks to Honduran security forces.
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