Submitted by guil on Sat, 2009/06/27 - 18:29.
Back in 1975 poor peasants of Honduras invaded farms and blockaded bridges to force the government to fulfill its promises to redistribute the land. June 25th 1975 was a memorable day in their campaign. While the army broke up "hunger marches" in various regions, wealthy ranchers, backed by soldiers, stormed a training center for peasant leaders in Juticalpa, the capital of Olancho province, and killed six people. The same day, two Roman Catholic Franciscan missionaries disappeared. Both priests were interrogated, beaten and shot to death, and their mutilated bodies were thrown down a 120 ft.