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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:49 AM

2 agrarian activists murdered in Honduras

Source: Associated Press

2 agrarian activists murdered in Honduras
Oct 19, 9:05 PM EDT
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- International condemnation poured into Honduras on Wednesday over the murder of two agrarian activists the day before.

Jose Angel Flores, leader of the United Farmworkers Movement of Aguan, or MUCA by its Spanish initials, and member Silmer Dionisio George were shot in northeast Honduras after leaving a meeting in the town of Tocoa.

In recent years, MUCA has seized thousands of acres of land, much of it privately held palm oil plantations that previously had been cooperatives cultivated by the same farmworkers.

U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James Nealon condemned the killings in a statement Wednesday. He said he had offered U.S. resources to the Honduran government to help find those responsible.

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LiberalLovinLug Oct 2016 #1

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:47 PM

1. I would have liked to see questions from a left point of view in the debates.

Every critical question from moderators has been right wing created talking points, rumour, innuendo. I wish she would have been asked about her role in helping to legitimize the ruthless authoritarian ruler in Honduras.

No, not to take her down, but that it was a national forum and we will never get an answer otherwise. I honestly want to know just what she was thinking. It would at least let voters be aware of what is going on, maybe to research themselves.



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