PBI-Honduras accompanies COPINH and CNTC in the Lenca community of Marcala as it faces eviction
On February 23, PBI-Honduras tweeted:
“We are accompanying @COPINHHONDURAS [the Civic Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations in Honduras] and @CntcTegucigalpa [the National Union of Rural Workers] in the community of the Lenca Indigenous Council of Marcala, threatened to be evicted today. #DDHH #HumanRights.”
“We are concerned about the risk situation of the community and about the number of evictions that have been carried out in recent weeks. We recall the importance of peasant and indigenous communities for food security in #Honduras.”
And Contracorriente has tweeted:
“The Indigenous Lenca Council denounced that the National Police intends to evict 320 families in the area of the Santa Emilia de Marcala neighborhood, La Paz. The disputed land was taken on November 11, 2022. After a dialogue between a commission from the Lenca Indigenous Council and police officers, they withdrew from the area, but at the moment the families do not know if they will return to carry out the eviction, according to the Suyuguare community radio station.”
PBI-Honduras has accompanied COPINH since May 2016 and the CNTC since May 2018.