One of the most repressive and violent regions of Honduras, since the 2009 coup, is the Lower Aguan river region of northern Honduras, where the country’s largest and wealthiest land-owner, Miguel Facusse (also a direct supporter of the 2009 military coup), is using extreme levels of repression – often supported by the military and police – to forcibly and illegally evict campesino communities from their lands, so as to increase his cultivation of African Palm trees and sugar-cane for the production and sale of “green energy” (bio-diesel and ethanol fuels) to global energy markets. Over 80 campesinos have been assassinated in this region alone.
This short film by Alba sud and Rel-UITA will introduce you to this ongoing land conflict, in Bajo Aguán, Honduras.
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