The assassination of environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras on March 3 brought international condemnation and action.
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Ask your Congressional representative to sign on to a "Dear Colleague" letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Treasure Jack Lew calling for justice and peace in Honduras.
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The following statement, published in the March-April 2016 issue of NewsNotes, is by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns on the assassination of Berta Cáceres in Honduras on March 3.
We are shocked and saddened to learn of the assassination of Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader of the Lenca people, Berta Cáceres.
Since his inauguration in January, former comedian and now President Jimmy Morales has faced an intense Congressional transition and renewal of mass protests in Guatemala.
In February, Maryknoll Sister Ann Braudis joined fellow Maryknoll Sister Eva Canales in Guatemala to investigate human and land rights violations perpetrated against poor and indigenous people.
In February, Pope Francis completed a six-day pastoral visit to Mexico. With five key moments, the pope addressed the full spectrum of Mexican society and delivered a clear moral message about corruption and poverty, violence, and migration that transcends national boundaries and speaks to the whole world.
Urge the State Department to assist the government of Honduras in finding and holding accountable the murderers of Berta Cáceres.
In early January, Guatemalan police arrested 18 people on charges of crimes against humanity, as part of an ongoing investigation into forced disappearances that occurred between 1981 and 1988 against indigenous communities.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is grateful for President Obama’s rejection of the permit to pump tar sands oil through the U.S. heartland via the Keystone XL pipeline.
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