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Who Ordered Killing of Honduran Activist? Evidence of Broad Plot Is Found

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Berta Cáceres

By ELISABETH MALKIN, New York Times, October 28, 2017

MEXICO CITY — It was just before midnight when two men kicked in the door to Berta Cáceres’s house in the small Honduran mountain town of La Esperanza. Moving past the kitchen, one of them opened the door to her bedroom and fired six shots. She died moments later. Read the rest of this entry

Arrests in Cáceres Assassination Connected to Military, DESA Corporation

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Berta Caceres, assassinated in March 2016.

by Rick Kearns, Indian Country Today, May 11, 2016

Three of the five men arrested last week in connection with the assassination of indigenous activist Berta Cáceres work for either the DESA Corporation, against whom Cáceres had protested for their plans to build a hydroelectric dam on Lenca territory, or the Honduran military that was also accused of beating and harassing Cáceres and other activists.

In 2013 Cáceres also had charged one of the recently arrested men with threatening and harassing her as a way of stopping the protests. Read the rest of this entry

Honduras: Indigenous Leader Murdered Despite Police Protection

Cáceres, who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her opposition to one of Central America’s biggest hydropower projects, was shot at home

by Jonathon Watts, The Guardian, March 3, 2016

Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project.

Her death prompted international outrage at the murderous treatment of campaigners in Honduras, as well as a flood of tributes to a prominent and courageous defender of the natural world. Read the rest of this entry