Murder of Honduran Activist Prompts US Congress to Question Aide

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Following the murder of Honduran activist Berta Caceres, who was shot dead in her home last month, 60 members of the U.S. Congress are questioning a $750 million aid package designated for parts of Central America, including Honduras. The lawmakers asked in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry that some aid be withheld pending an independent investigation of her death. Caceres was internationally known for her work opposing a hydroelectric dam in a rural part of Honduras, and some suspect that the military and police were complicit in her murder, and that the Honduran government is now involved in a cover-up.

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Silvio Carrillo - freelance independent journalist - @angryburrito

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Madeleine Brand

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Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher, Sarah Sweeney