from the Latin America Working Group
Since the 2009 coup, Honduran land rights leaders, journalists, LGBT activists, and human rights defenders have faced threats, torture, assassinations and repression of free speech. Who is committing these abuses? Not only private security guards and hired assassins, but also Honduran military and police agents that receive aid and training from the U.S. Government. This is unacceptable and it has to stop.
Representative Jan Schakowsky has drafted a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to freeze funds going to the Honduran police and military—and to put pressure on the Honduran government to investigate these crimes and hold the violent actors accountable. This letter is a great opportunity to make real change, but it will only be effective if we can convince at least 50 other members of Congress to join Rep. Schakowsky in speaking out.