- The presidential candidate has ignored criticism of her role in enabling the consolidation of the Honduran coup.
- Part 1: Before Her Murder, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism
- Part 2: Do Foreign Lives Matter? Hillary Clinton, a Death in Honduras & Feminism
- Related: Take action for justice for Berta
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Part 1: Before Her Murder, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism
The Clinton-brokered election did indeed install and legitimate a militarized regime based on repression.
Greg Grandin, Nation
People hold up photos of slain Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist Berta Cáceres outside the coroner’s office in Tegucigalpa. (AP Photo / Fernando Antonio)
March 10, 2016 | Before her murder on March 3, Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous rights and environmental activist, named Hillary Clinton, holding her responsible for legitimating the 2009 coup. “We warned that this would be very dangerous,” she said, referring to Clinton’s effort to impose elections that would consolidate the power of murderers.
In a video interview, given in Buenos Aires in 2014, Cáceres says it was Clinton who helped legitimate and institutionalize the coup. In response to a question about the exhaustion of the opposition movement (to restore democracy), Cáceres says (around 6:10): “The same Hillary Clinton, in her book Hard Choices, practically said what was going to happen in Honduras. This demonstrates the bad legacy of North American influence in our country. The return of Mel Zelaya to the presidency (that is, to his constitutionally elected position) was turned into a secondary concern. There were going to be elections.” Clinton, in her position as secretary of state, pressured (as her emails show) other countries to agree to sideline the demands of Cáceres and others that Zelaya be returned to power. Instead, Clinton pushed for the election of what she calls in Hard Choices a “unity government.” But Cáceres says: “We warned that this would be very dangerous.… The elections took place under intense militarism, and enormous fraud.”
Greg Grandin is a Professor of History at New York University and is the author of a number of prize-winning books.
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Part 2: Do Foreign Lives Matter? Hillary Clinton, a Death in Honduras & Feminism
Hillary Clinton will be good for women. Ask Berta Cáceres. But you can’t. She’s dead.
Gaius Publius, WashingtonsBlog
Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental activist, before she was murdered (source)
March 8, 2016 | I’ve been looking for a way to tell this story, the story of Hillary Clinton and the murder of Berta Cáceres, for a while. The core of the story involves yet another victim of Honduran right-wing violence.
For example, there’s this, from the Nation:
The Clinton-Backed Honduran Regime Is Picking Off Indigenous Leaders
The names of Berta Cáceres’s murderers are yet unknown. But we know who killed her.
March 3, 2016 | Hillary Clinton will be good for women. Ask Berta Cáceres. But you can’t. She’s dead. Gunned down yesterday, March 2, at midnight, in her hometown of La Esperanza, Intibuca, in Honduras.
Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism.
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Take action for justice for Berta, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
- RIGHT NOW demand justice for Berta Caceres, protection for human rights defenders, and a cut-off of U.S. security aid to the repressive Honduran regime.
- No matter how many death threats she received, no matter how many times she was followed, pursued, or threatened, Berta would not be silenced.
- And she must not be silenced today. Berta's voice must continue to be heard.
- Part 1: Call & Email NOW to demand justice for Berta & Honduras!
- Part 2: Take action to demand justice in the Assassination of Berta Caceres