The presence of the Garifuna people in Honduras dates back over two hundred years. But the future of their land may be under threat.
Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on how development projects and increased violence could lead to their territory being taken away.
Lands to die for: The Garifuna struggle in HondurasYou may not have heard of the Garifuna people. They’re people with a unique culture who live mostly in coastal Central America. Descendants of runaway African slaves and local indigenous groups, they have their own language, religion and lands. But the Garifuna in Honduras say their land is under siege. Several of their leaders have been killed as they fight to defend it. Private investors and even Honduras' government are now after their land. Correspondent Gerry Hadden has our story.
The Garifuna people have a unique culture and live mostly in coastal Central America. They are the descendants of runaway African slaves and local indigenous groups with their own language, religion and lands. But the Garifuna in Honduras claim that land is under siege.
Several leaders of the Garifuna have been killed as they fight to defend it.
Visit our special feature page on this story:
Directors Gerry Hadden and Armando Guerra speak on the making of this feature, as well as a photo gallery and bonus video excerpts.
Producer notes, bonus video, and other special features from the America’s Now documentary Lands to die for: The Garifuna struggle in Honduras. Produced by CCTV’s Gerry Hadden.
Watch Gerry’s report on this minority group’s struggling efforts to protect their property here.