In Honduras, 26-year-old Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, the daughter of the murdered Honduran indigenous and environmental leader Berta Cáceres, has survived an attempted attack by a group of men wielding machetes. The attack comes just weeks after Bertha Zúniga Cáceres was named the new leader of COPINH, the group formerly led by her mother. Last week, Bertita Zúniga Cáceres also demonstrated in support of pending U.S. legislation to suspend all U.S. military aid to Honduras. This is Zúniga Cáceres speaking on Radio Lenca about the legislation.
Bertha Zúniga Cáceres: “In particular, the law mandates a suspension of all military aid that the United States gives to Honduras until the murder case of Berta Cáceres is solved in an effective manner, but not just that case, but other cases that have been representative, like the cases in the Bajo Aguán region, like the cases of Honduran environmentalists who have died defending life in this country.”