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KC Members of Honduras Delegation Report Their Findings, on Tell Somebody: A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Kansas Citians Judy Ancel, Alice Kitchen, and Melissa Stiehler were part of a US/Canadian delegation to Honduras looking into the killing two pregnant women, a 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man, while seriously injuring at least four more in an apparent drug interdiction involving US helicopters and "advisors."
The Kansas City members of the delegation talked about their findings on the June 5, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody.
DEA in Honduras on KRCB (a local NPR station)
Were US drug agents involved in the killing and wounding of some native women in children in rural Honduras last month? The DEA says no, but witnesses at the scene tell a different story.
The events in question took place in an region of northern Honduras known as Moskitia, which Maria Robinson acknowledges has become an active area for drug smuggling.
The first news of the shootings during the drug raid was reported by a local correspondent for Associated Press, but Robinson says the delegation of human rights activists that she was part of was able to independently verify that account through direct interviews with many of the people who were present at the time.
Robinson was part of group coordinated by the human rights organizations Global Justice and Rights Action. She says her personal determination to publicize the incident in Ahuas stems from her concern for the injured survivors of the small massacre.
The members of the Honduras Human Rights Delegation have created a website that documents their fact-finding mission, including photographs and transcripts of interviews with survivors, as well as links to other media coverage of both their visit and the instigating incident. It also contains the image at left of a death certificate for one of the fatalities, which contradicts the DEA assertion that there were no deaths resulting from the May 11 drug interception.