TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Unidentified gunmen in Honduras have killed a colleague of environmentalist leader Berta Caceres, who was slain almost two weeks ago in similar circumstances.
Two men shot Nelson Garcia to death Tuesday after he returned home from helping evicted Indians move their belongings. Police had removed the Indians from land they were squatting on about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Garcia's home.
A police statement Wednesday called the killing an "isolated" act of violence unrelated to the slaying of Caceres.
But the organization that both Caceres and Garcia belonged to is describing Garcia's 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.