Less than two weeks after the assassination of Honduran indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres, another member of her organization has been murdered.
We mourn and condemn the murder of Nelson Garcia, a faithful member of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (COPINH).
Berta Cáceres and Nelson Garcia sacrificed their lives to protect their people’s land and river from destruction by the Agua Zarca Dam, one of the world’s largest dams that would cut off the ethnic Lenca people from water, food and medicine.
Click here to call on the government of Honduras to:
- ensure that the parties responsible for killing Berta Cáceres and Nelson Garcia are brought to justice;
- end the criminalization of environmental activists in Honduras;
- immediately ensure the safe release and return of Gustavo Castro Soto, coordinator of Friends of the Earth Mexico and sole witness to the murder of Berta Cáceres, to Mexico;
- end the building of the Agua Zarca Dam;
- uphold the right of local communities, particularly indigenous peoples, to participate in decision making about issues affecting them, especially development projects.
Join us in raising our voices, moved by the blood of those who have been killed and the tears of their loved ones, to create a new, just and peaceful Honduras and world.