Julián Hernández, president of MARCA (Authentic Movement for the Re-vindication of Aguán Peasants) was found murdered today in his home. The killers attempted to make it look like a suicide. Karen Spring notes:
At such a critical time for MARCA, the only Aguan campesino movement that has won their land cases in the Honduran courts despite the repression, terror and assassination of their amazing lawyer Antonio Trejo last year. All eyes on MARCA who in the coming months will face even more repression as the large land owners, private security guards and honduran military/police supported by the US military and World Bank, will continue the violence against them. Julian's death was well planned and strategic.