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No Answers in the Murder of Berta Cáceres - The New Yorker


No Answers in the Murder of Berta Cáceres - The New Yorker - But there was a catch. The F.B.I. isn’t involved in the investigation. (A retired New York detective is helping with the case, but he isn’t affiliated with any American law-enforcement agency.) And, as Cáceres’s family has pointed out, the U.N. High Commissioner’s office isn’t the right group to call, because its work is observational, not investigative. The ideal candidate, as American officials like Senator Patrick Leahy have argued, is the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (I.A.C.H.R.), whose help the Hernández government has largely avoided. The organization has a troubled history with the Honduran government: it repeatedly warned Honduras to take action to protect Cáceres. The government’s latest move was to propose that its newly formed anti-corruption group, the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras, should lead the investigation, although it’s not yet fully staffed or operational. (The Support Mission was created, earlier this year, by Honduras and the Organization of American States after the Hernández government tried, and failed, to create a credible national body to deal with state corruption.)

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