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The AFF plan is to pass the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (H.R. 1299), a bill recently introduced in Congress but not enacted. This Act prohibits funds from being made available to Honduras for its police and military (including for equipment and training) until Honduras’ government has prosecuted members of the police and military for human rights violations, established a judicial system for bringing to justice those members of the police and military, and established that it protects the rights of activists to operate without interference.
This negative brief argues that the benefits out-weigh the potential harms of supporting Honduras through means of military and security aid. This brief also argues that the US is influencing Honduras positively by promoting human rights and democracy.
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