Gunmen Kill Honduran Indigenous Environmentalist Leader Berta Cáceres
People in Honduras and around the world were expressing grief and shock after a leading environmentalist was murdered in the early hours Thursday morning.
Honduran Indigenous environmentalist leader Berta Cáceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project, was murdered in her home early Thursday.
Cáceres, a mother of four, led opposition to a proposed dam on the Gualcarque river, considered sacred by the Lencas. Many of the project's backers have largely abandoned building plans.
A Lenca Indian activist, Cáceres had previously complained of receiving death threats from police, soldiers and local landowners because of her work.