The National Garifuna Council is mourning the death of one of the ethnic group’s beloved leaders from Honduras. He is Sasamu Celeo Alvarez Casildo; described as a cultural warrior, human rights activist and promoter of justice. Casildo was a founding member of the Central American Black Organization along with the National Garifuna Council. He was the leader and mobilizer of Organization for Community and Ethnic Development (ODECO), an organization focused on empowering and fighting the cause of Garinagu and Afro-descendants of Honduras. The National GArifuna Council says they are eternally grateful for his stalwart leadership and extend sympathies to his immediate family, ODECO family, and the government and people of Honduras. Sasamu Celeo will be laid to rest in Honduras on Thursday April 14th. A delegation from the NGC in elize will be attending the funeral.