Tell your Representative to Stop U.S. Security Aid to Honduras
Today Hondurans need your advocacy, as they fill the streets to fight the theft of public resources by a corrupt regime -- and continue 10 years of nonviolent resistance amidst lethal repression by the state.
Nearly 70 members of Congress have answered the call for justice, by cosponsoring The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, demanding the suspension of U.S. military and police aid to Honduras until human rights violations committed by Honduran security forces cease, and their perpetrators are brought to justice.
As Hondurans mark 10 years of brutal repression, stand with them by contacting your Representative- ask them to cosponsor the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act TODAY!
The bill states that "The Honduran police are widely established to be deeply corrupt and to commit human rights abuses, including torture, rape, illegal detention, and murder, with impunity” and that the military has committed violations of human rights.
As our colleagues at the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN) explain, “Right now, Hondurans in the cities and countryside are still in nonviolent resistance to the continuation of the June 28, 2009 coup. Under the regime of Juan Orlando Hernández, the economic and political crisis has deepened. Since the coup poverty has increased by at least 10%, schools have been closed and the health care system nearly destroyed by outright theft of public funds and privatization. Violence by government security forces and death squad-type groups have killed hundreds since 2009 and that political violence has increased again since the 2017 election fraud, when the current president Hernández was re-elected against the constitution and Honduran democracy. Criminal violence has also increased with the destruction of the rule of law and the growth of a narco-state.” (Read more from the HSN here).
Thank you for your advocacy in demanding justice for Berta and so many other Hondurans affected by U.S. police and military aid to Honduras.
WFP Solidarity Collective
The bill features the following demands: