Thanks to The Bee for covering the assassination of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. But I have not seen in your coverage any reference to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Cáceres’ murder is a result of the military coup supported by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009 that removed from power democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Corporation-friendly, right-wing dictator Juan Orlando Hernandez is now in power. And Hernandez is perpetrating genocide against the indigenous of Honduras because of their support of environmentalism and human rights.
Cáceres tied Clinton to the coup. Indeed, Clinton, who sees the brutal Henry Kissinger as a mentor, brags about her part in the coup in her book “Hard Choices,” though references to Honduras have been redacted from the recent paperback edition.
“Democracy Now’s” coverage of the story April 13 (available in podcast) does cover the Clinton connection. University of California Santa Cruz professor Dana Frank says of Clinton’s characterization of the coup as necessary, “She’s baldly lying.”
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Clinton’s participation in this coup follows a long tradition of U.S. secretaries of state, including Allen Dulles and Henry Kissinger, of destabilizing democratically elected governments in Latin America and elsewhere.
And we call ourselves a “democracy.”
Chip Ashley, Tollhouse