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International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

5 Mar, 2016

March 4, 2016 – Planet Earth Berta Cáceres, indigenous leader and spokeperson for more than 20 years of the Civic Council of Popular and Inigenous Organizations of Honduras (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras – Copinh), was murdered on March 3, while she was resting in her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, about 188 km from Tegucigalpa, by “unknown” gunmen. Berta Cáceres was a firm defender of small farmers and indigenous peoples’ rights and an inspiring social …

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