Wed 9 Mar 2016
Sure everybody in power down there says it was a robbery gone bad but she was assassinated. I mean the cops that were suppose to be guarding her were guarding the wrong house blocks away in another neighborhood. Damn those damn dams.
Honduran environmentalist leader and winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize Berta Caceres has been shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza.
Caceres was killed early on Thursday by two assailants who broke into her home, a member of her group, the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras, said.
“Honduras has lost a brave and committed social activist,” fellow activist Tomas Membreno said in a statement.
Caceres, a mother of four, led opposition to a proposed dam on the Gualcarque river, considered sacred by the Lencas.
She had previously complained of receiving death threats from police, soldiers and local landowners because of her work.
Activist Carlos Reyes described the assassination “a political crime by the government”.
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