Time to defend the Garifuna!

Three Garífuna land defenders were kidnapped in the northern coastal community of Triunfo de la Cruz, situated within the Bay of Tela. https://lempiratimes.com/2020/03/02/the-garifuna-communities-of-tela/

Snider Centeno, Milton Martínez and Suany Álvarez were all taken from their homes by heavily armed men in what local leaders say is the latest attack against the community by the government of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, as Afro-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples continue to fight against mining and other extractive industries on sacred land.

Honduran Garifuna leader Snider Centeno kidnapped.

The following video is in Spanish yet if not a speaker of the language please scroll down and click upon the following link to view a video from Al Jazeera about Garifunas protesting the kidnappings from the United States.

Video explaining issues along the Bay of Tela.

Facebook link for English video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCFkeEV8gYs&feature=youtu.be

The brutal conquest of Garifuna lands for private profit is entirely intolerable.

Those who care must do all they can to prohibit this from occurring.

Published by Ben Anson

Young writer with a passion for Latin American and Caribbean affairs.

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