Tegu­ci­galpa, Hon­duras

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Jus­tice for ac­tivist: A Hon­duran court ruled last week that a dam com­pany or­dered the 2016 mur­der of renowned en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist Berta Cáceres. The cam­paigner, 44, was shot dead in her home for lead­ing the fight against a hy­dro­elec­tric project on the Gual­car­que River, which the indige­nous Lenca peo­ple con­sider sa­cred. The court found seven men guilty of her mur­der, in­clud­ing the four hit­men and two of­fi­cials from Desa, the firm build­ing the dam. Com­pany pres­i­dent David Castillo, a U.S.-trained former mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer, is ac­cused of or­der­ing the as­sas­si­na­tion and will be tried sep­a­rately. “We de­mand that the mas­ter­minds be­hind the mur­der be brought to jus­tice,” said Olivia Zu­niga, Cáceres’ eldest daugh­ter.

Hon­or­ing Cáceres

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