The Guardian: US investigating allegations Honduran military had hitlist of activists to target

State department review of Guardian allegations comes as a group of Congress members renew call to suspend all US aid to Honduran police and military

The US government is investigating allegations that a hitlist of activists was circulated to special forces units of the Honduran military with instructions to eliminate the targets including Berta Cáceres, the celebrated environmental campaigner who was later gunned down in her home.

US officials have been in contact with counterparts in the Honduran government, as well as individuals and groups that monitor human rights in the country, to look into the allegations of a hitlist that were first reported in the Guardian.

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