In Honduras, killings in Bajo Aguan continue as corporations seize more land
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:52 minutes (5.37 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In Honduras, family members continue to demand answers after a prison fire killed more than 350 people. On Monday, relatives broke into a morgue, demanding their loved ones remains. Many Hondurans are also questioning a second fire that erupted over the weekend at the country's largest outdoor market in Tegucigalpa. no one was killed, but many vendors now lack a place to sell their goods. The fires are just the latest disasters to hit the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. human rights in the country have declined since the 2009 coup and one of the most violent regions is the Bajo Aguan. There, at least 64 farm workers -- or campesinos -- have been killed over the last two years because of complex land conflicts with the country’s wealthiest landowner, Miguel Facusse. Over the weekend, more than 1,400 campesinos, indigenous people and their allies met to continue their efforts to fight repression. from Tocoa, Honduras, FSRN's Tim Russo reports.