Lenca leader, Félix Vásquez murdered in Honduras by hooded men.

On Dec. 26th, Lenca indigenous leader Felix Vasquez – Lenca leader assassinated Four hooded men wearing camouflage pants and black shirts entered his home and killed him in front of his family. Another leader, Víctor Vásquez, with the Independent Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz is imprisoned.  Both leaders were supporting efforts by indigenous communities to resist imposition of mega-projects in Lenca territories. Days before the murder of Félix Vásquez, this article on The Evolution of U.S.-Backed Death Squads in Honduras was published.