Report finds inconsistencies in US account of deadly drug raid in Honduras
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:13 minutes (4.78 MB)
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A new, on-the-ground investigation by human rights groups contradicts claims made by the State Department about US involvement in the “War on Drugs” in Honduras. The Honduran police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration collaborated in a May drug raid in the Moskítia region of the country, and four indigenous community members were killed. FSRN DC correspondent Alice Ollstein sat down with Annie Bird, who was part of a team that went to Honduras last month to interview those who carried out and were impacted by these raids, and to investigate the various ways US forces are using the War on Drugs to support Honduran leaders who came to power in the 2009 coup.
To access the Rights Action report, titled "Collateral Damage of a Drug War: The May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the U.S. War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras” : http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/honduras-2012-08.pdf