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Gunmen kill award-winning Honduran environmental activist

March 3, 2016 - Uncategorized

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project, was murdered Thursday.

Cáceres, a respected Lenca Indian activist, had previously spoken out about receiving death threats from police, soldiers and local landowners because of her work.

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Tomas Membreno, a member of her group, the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras, said at least two assailants broke into a home and shot Cáceres to death early Thursday in the town of La Esperanza. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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