|More than a thousand military and police workers removed hundreds of agricultural workers that had taken a dual carriage way that runs through the municipality of Trujillo, in the area of Valle del Bajo Aguán in Honduras.|
|The rural workers took the route eleven days ago in spite of the devolution of their lands and against the militarization of the area.
The operation started with helicopters, armed vehicles with machine guns and riot tanks.
El Valle del Bajo Aguán has been militarized for a month.
The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, sent the troops after denouncing the presence of strongly armed agricultural groups trained in the exterior.
However, despite the strong military and police presence, no discovery of weaponry has been made in the region.
Also, the community of Guadalupe Carney was invaded by hundreds of police and military workers.
The ex-university vice-chancellor and defender of human rights, Juan Almendares Bonilla, denounced that four agricultural workers of the community were detained and disappeared.
At the same time, according to accounts of people at the place, the military have established a state of siege in the zone.
The Forces took measures that impede the mobility of people while they display serious armament as if they were in a war against another armed group.
The agricultural workers of Valle del Aguán have directly taken action in the process of recovery of land, property of the state and subjects to agrarian reform.
However, they denounce that the lands were appropriated by the landowners Miguel Facussé, René Morales and Reinaldo Canales, who called upon the paramilitary groups.
It is worth remembering that the committee for the Defence of Human Rights in Honduras (CODEH) accused Miguel Facussé for the killing of 14 agricultural workers in the area of Valle del Bajo Aguán.
Story courtesy of Agencia Pulsar, a news agency run by AMARC-ALC network of community radios.