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World Briefing: Honduras: Activist’s Colleague Is Killed

Gunmen have killed Nelson García, a colleague of the environmentalist leader Berta Cáceres, who was slain almost two weeks ago in similar circumstances, the Honduran authorities said Wednesday. Two men shot Mr. García on Tuesday in Rio Chiquito, 120 miles north of Tegucigalpa. A police statement called the killing an isolated act of violence unrelated to the murder of Ms. Cáceres. But the organization that both Ms. Cáceres and Mr. García belonged to described his death as part of “the government’s constant harassment” of Indian groups. Both activists were Lenca Indians and belonged to the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras. The United States Embassy condemned the killing, saying that “coming so close to the murder of his colleague Berta Cáceres, his death is cause for particular concern.”

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