Berta Cáceres’ pro-environment struggle continues in Honduras


This video says about itself:

Mourners demand justice for slain environmentalist Berta Caceres

6 March 2016

Thousands of mourners turned out for the funeral of slain Honduran indigenous leader Berta Caceres. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Honduras: Murdered activist’s struggle goes on

Monday 7th March 2016

by Our Foreign Desk

LARGE crowds accompanied the body of murdered Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres to her final resting place at the weekend.

Many of those carrying her coffin on their shoulders through the dusty streets of La Esperanza, 190 miles east of the capital, were Lenca indigenous people for whose rights she had fought.

Drummers beat time as mourners chanted: “The struggle goes on and on” and “Berta Cáceres is present today and forever.”

Mourners marched more than six miles from Ms Cáceres’s mother’s home to a chapel where a mass was celebrated in her memory and thence to the cemetery in La Esperanza. Her four daughters and her ex-husband were among the procession.

The campaigner’s mother, Austra Flores, voiced her hope that her daughter’s murder would not go unpunished and that international attention would oblige the Honduran authorities to find those responsible.

Ms Cáceres, who was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting the Agua Zarca dam project, had complained of death threats from police, army and landowners’ groups.

She was murdered on Thursday morning by gunmen who broke into her home and shot her four times.

“My mother died because she defended the land and rivers of her country,” said her daughter Olivia.

Mexican human-rights activist Gustavo Castro Soto was also wounded in the attack, pretending to be dead as he lay on the floor, said Security Ministry Julian Pacheco.

Mr Pacheco said that two suspects have been detained for questioning, including a local private security guard.

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