The Ahuas Killings Five Years Later: Collateral Damage Of The Drug War
The Ahuas Killings Five Years Later: Collateral Damage of the Drug War
When he was 14 years old, Wilmer Lucas Walter’s best friend, Hasked Brooks Wood, was shot and killed right next to him. The two were traveling with 14 other people along the Patuca River to Ahuas, deep in the Honduran Moskitia, when helicopters owned by the U.S. State Department opened fire on their boat. In an instant on that night in 2012, four people were killed. Lucas and three others were shot and survived.
It took two days for Hasked’s mother, Clara Wood, to find him in the river. His body was so swollen, she said, she had to bury …