A Weekly Journal Chronicling My Life
As It Intersects With The Garbage Dump Community Near La Ceiba, Honduras

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Too Much Birthday

For Me Too...I'm all birthdayed out and fortunately in the month of December we only celebrate one.

1 comment:

TimN said...

Matthew,

I've been reading about death squads operating in Honduras. Here are the recent cases reported by the Quixote Center:

-Dec. 6th Death Squad style killing of five members of the resistance movement in the Villanueva neighborhood of Tegucigalpa.

-Dec. 11th Decapitated body of resistance member Santos Corrales Garcia was found dumped on the road just outside of Tegucigalpa after being abducted by men wearing National Criminal Investigation Directorate uniforms and armed with machine guns. His body showed signs of torture.

-Dec. 12th Human rights defender Walter Trochez, member of the BGTL community and active member of the National Resistance Front was murdered after having survived a previous assassination attempt.

-Dec. 14th Death of teacher/activist Karen Hernandez Mondragon after fatal shooting.

-Dec. 16th Murder of 16 year old Catherine Nicolle Rodriquez Cabrera, daughter of journalist Karol Cabrera..

-Dec. 17th Abduction of two members of the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguan, MUCA in Sinaloa, Colón on Wednesday morning by four hooded men. Eleven arrest warrants have been issued for other members. 1000 peasant families occupying land in the region have been threatened with forcible removal by security forces.

What have you heard about these killings? I'm thinking about doing another post on YAR and I'm interested in you perspective.