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The InterReligious Task Force on Central America has placed posters around Cleveland reading “Greatly Missed.” These posters tell the stories of victims of police brutality and US state-sponsored violence around the world. The victims include Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, and Michael Brown—killed in recent years by police. They also include Oscar Romero, Jean Donovan, Dorothy Kazel, —disappeared and murdered by graduates of the US-based School of the Americas. Some of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Guerrero, Mexico are present because of unchecked military assistance to countries with human right violations. Finally, you will see the story of Berta Caceres, Nelson Garcia and Soad Nicole Ham Bustillo, each brutally murdered in Honduras in the past 12 months.
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Dear Secretary of State Kerry, We write in shock and deep sorrow regarding the murder of Honduran human rights and environmental defender Berta Cáceres, founder and general secretary of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). We urge a response from the State Department that is not business as usual but a profound change of direction towards improving the abysmal situation of human rights in Honduras.