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Berta Cáceres

Environmental activist

THE IACHR...

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) had issued precautionary measures for her protection.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDER OF?

Berta Cáceres was one of the founders of the Civic Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) in 1993.

WHO WAS SHE?

An environmentalist, feminist and indigenous rights advocate.

THAT WON?

Berta, an indigenous Lenca, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015

HOW HE DIED?

She suffered numerous threats and she was murdered by armed men who entered her home.

SHE FIGHTED AGAINST...

Berta Cáceres was fighting against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric complex and she was also a well-known opponent of the coup d'état that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.

Honduras (1972-1993)

BERTA CÁCERES, murdered for defending the environmentAn environmentalist, feminist and indigenous rights advocate, Berta Cáceres was fighting against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric complex in the Gualcarque River basin in Honduras when she was murdered.Berta Cáceres, aged 44 years old, one of the most recognized defenders of human rights, indigenous peoples and the environment, and, at the same time, one of the most threatened women in Honduras, she was murdered by armed men who entered her home in the department of Intibucá, west of Tegucigalpa.Cáceres, an indigenous Lenca, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, had denounced on numerous occasions that she had been threatened and that she feared for her life. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) had issued precautionary measures for her protection. At the time of her murder, no member of the Honduran security forces was present.Berta Cáceres was one of the founders of the Civic Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) in 1993. Cáceres led the opposition to the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project that affected several rivers in the department of Intibucá. She was also a well-known opponent of the coup d'état that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.Para que puedas profundizar sobre la vida de esta gran mujer, que transformó parte de su realidad, te dejamos la noticia del NewYork Time que le dedicó hace unos años.https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/world/americas/berta-caceres-indigenous-activist-is-killed-in-honduras.htmlY si quieres saber cómo avanza el juicio que se abrió por el asesinato de Berta, Greenpeace tiene un enlace donde te ofrece más información:https://www.greenpeace.org/international/story/18383/justice-for-berta-caceres-justice-for-people-and-the-planet/