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Tue Apr 24, 2018, 10:53 PM

Assassins murdered Honduran activist Berta Cceres. Her mother and daughters have taken up the fight

Across Women's Lives
April 24, 2018 · 12:00 PM EDT
By Alice Driver


A Lenca woman holds a sign honoring Berta Cáceres that says, “Berta Lives! The Lenca Community Resists.” Credit: Alice Driver/PRI

Austra Bertha Flores López remains convinced that the assassins who took her daughter's life were sadly mistaken.

“They think that they killed Berta [Cáceres] but they didn’t because she continues to live on in the hearts of all the indigenous people, in the hearts of all women participating in struggles and in the hearts of communities around the world,” she said.

Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres was killed in March 2016 by gunmen who broke into her La Esperanza home. She was 43. The murder investigation is still ongoing, though the principal suspect in the case was arrested last month.

Berta Cáceres had fought against a dam project from Desarrollos Energéticos S.A., or DESA, which was to be built along the Gualcarque River, considered sacred waters to her indigenous Lenca people. The dam's investors withdrew from the project in the wake of her murder.


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Fri Apr 27, 2018, 02:22 PM

1. What a brave woman!


Thank you for posting this.

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