AFL-CIO Supports Suspension of All U.S. Funding for Honduran Security Forces

Posted by | July 08, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By (Monika Greenhow)

The AFL-CIO supports the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, which would suspend all funding to Honduran security forces. These forces have engaged in well-documented cases of excessive use of deadly force, abuse of power and entrenched corruption. Just this week, another indigenous activist, Yaneth Urquia Urquia, was kidnapped and murdered. The AFL-CIO calls for a suspension of funding from the U.S. Congress and loans from multilateral development banks until abuses by security forces stop and those responsible are prosecuted.

Source: AFL-CIO

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