U.S. Policy Towards Honduras Needs a Re-Set!
In a letter to Secretary Clinton this month, Representative Howard Berman, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, stated, “U.S. policy in Honduras needs a re-set.” Recently Senator Patrick Leahy’s office has held up millions in security assistance to Honduras because of allegations of human rights abuses and violations of international law.
Because of pressure from activists like you, in the past year almost 100 members of Congress have called for suspension of military and police aid. The State Department is starting to pay attention. After DEA-led missions in recent months left four civilians dead and, in violation of international law, shot down planes, the U.S. has been forced to re-evaluate its current strategies to wage the “drug war” in Honduras. At this moment we may be reaching the tipping point in U.S. policy in Honduras.
Key members of Congress have recognized that U.S. military and police aid have worsened the situation of violence and human rights abuses in Honduras. Send a message to your Senator and Representative today asking that they support a push for alternatives to the current failed policies!