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Gustavo Castro Soto

Gustavo Castro Soto

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By: Hermann Bellinghausen

Mexico City

 Today, the environmental organization Otros Mundos A.C./ Friends of the Earth Mexico reported that Honduras authorities impeded Gustavo Castro Soto from leaving the country. Castro Soto is the Mexican that was injured in the assassination of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres.

This Sunday at 5 o’clock in the morning, Honduran authorities intercepted Castro at the immigration bridge of the International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, when he was attempting to board the plane that would take him back to Mexico, the organization said in a communiqué.

“We communicate that Gustavo Castro Soto, coordinator of Otros Mundos A.C./Friends of the Earth Mexico continues in Honduras and his personal security continues to be at risk,” the statement added.

The group reported that Mexican diplomats had to protect Castro in the official car to take him back to the Embassy.

“We continue without knowing clearly what his status is or on what basis the Honduran authorities continue to hold him and what proceedings will follow,” the communiqué said.

Unknown subjects murdered Cáceres, a 43-year old prestigious Honduran indigenous and environmental leader, last Thursday, March 3 in her home, the authorities said.

A teacher by profession, Berta Cáceres was known for her fight to stop hydroelectric and mining projects on the lands of the ethnic groups.


Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada

English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee

Sunday, March 6, 2016



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