Today United States Senator Patrick Leahy advocated for the preservation of the ecological and cultural patrimony of the Mosquitia. Reacting to President Hernandez’s recent announcement for increased protection in the area, Leahy stated in part
“President Hernandez’s commitment to preserve these archeological sites from looters and other criminal activity and to protect the broader forest area by replanting the jungle and countering deforestation deserves our support. I look forward to working with the Government of Honduras on how the United States may be able to assist its conservation efforts.”
Read the full statement in the Congressional Record.