Honduran Environmentalist Assassinated

He Opposed an Open-Pit Mine

Por Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – In Honduras, environmental activist Arnold Morazán was murdered in his home earlier this week, according to local media. He was one of 32 water defenders targeted and criminalized for protesting an open-pit mine in the community of Guapinol.

Violence against land and water defenders and Indigenous leaders in Honduras skyrocketed since the U.S.-backed coup in 2009.

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