In recent years, Miguel Facussé and his associates have been accused of assassinating more than twenty peasant farmers who have been occupying land in Honduras’ Lower Aguán, land they say was illegally stolen by Facussé. Facussé even admitted on public television that his guards had killed five peasants, yet there has been no judicial process against him.
The UN have yet to comment on the situation, nonetheless, the denunciations of local and international organizations like FIAN have obligated the German public institution to cancel it’s involvement in the projects. A major part of the documentation and denunciation has been carried out by journalists, documentary filmmakers, human rights organizations and the Honduran resistance movement itself through it’s written and radio information projects. The resistance has also implemented an economic boycott on all products produced by the plantation owner.
Translated from La Francesa EDF retira apoyo financiero al terrateniente hondureño Miguel Facussé by J. Freeston