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Democracy Now! covers the assassination of Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres. Her nephew says they expected it to happen sooner or later. She was 42.

Honduran indigenous and environmental organizer Berta Cáceres has been assassinated in her home in Honduras. She was one of the leading organizers for indigenous land rights in Honduras. In 1993, she co-founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, or COPINH. For years, the group faced death threats and repression as they stood up to mining and dam projects that threatened to destroy their community. Last year, Cáceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s leading environmental award. We hear Cáceres in her own words and speak to her nephew, Silvio Carrillo, and her longtime friend Beverly Bell.

Democracy Now!

Petition to Congress

Human rights activists are civilization’s brightest beacons. Berta Caceres was murdered for her courage, conviction, and action

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