A woman holds up a poster with an image of slain environmental rights activist Berta Caceres.
When will it stop?
Less than two weeks after Caceres was gunned down in her home by unknown assailants, Garcia was killed after being shot four times in the face in the Rio Chiquito community.
Both were outspoken members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous organizations of Honduras (COPINH).
Local reports suggest that the assassination happened during an evacuation of occupied land executed by Honduran military police.
Around 150 poor families who were members of COPINH had occupied the land at Rio Chiquito for the last two years.
Garcia, the father of five children, was the leader of the community sitting in Rio Chiquito.
Human rights groups in Honduras have demanded the protection of COPINH members since the assassination of Caceres March 3, triggering an outrage across the world.
Human and environment rights activists say that they are targeted in violent attacks in Honduras.
The assassination of Berta Caceres has put international scrutiny on the Honduran government and supporters of multinational projects in the Central American country.
On Monday, activists called on USAID to cut support for the Agua Zarca dam project, which was vehemently opposed by Berta Caceres and her community.
Two activists scaled an art installation in front of the office of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) information office in Washington D.C. as part of protest calling on the U.S. government agency to cut support with a controversial dam project in Honduras.
USAID is supporting the Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque River, which was one of the projects opposed by the Lenca people and famed Honduran Indigenous rights defender Berta Caceres, who was recently assassinated, allegedly as a result of her activism.