Berta Caceres was a very popular leader of her Lenca indigenous people and of the Honduran Resistance since the 2009 coup. Her assassination shocked the world. Since then the botched investigation by Honduran authorities who let evidence mysteriously “disappear” who arrested the low level perpetrators and stopped looking for the intellectual authors despite deep suspicions that they went to the top of the company whose damn she and her organization were opposing and to the government. As a result human rights defenders in the U.S. and Honduras have sponsored the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act - HR 1299, and CBN has worked to get our local Congress members to sign on as sponsors. We thank Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver for meeting with us and our Honduran family and becoming a cosponsor. Unfortunately Rep. Kevin Yoder did not meet with us and while his staff showed some concern for the family, Yoder was unwilling to sign on to HR 1299.