Posts Tagged ‘Berta Caceres’

Catholic groups write John Kerry to urge US scrutiny of Honduran activist’s death

Friday, March 18th, 2016

At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres, calling for a change in U.S. policy toward assistance in the region. In an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the organizations demanded a proper investigation into a crime that has captured international attention Read more

Thousands attend funeral for slain Honduran environmentalist

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Thousands of mourners paid their final tributes to Berta Caceres, the indigenous activist killed last week, demanding justice for the renowned environmentalist. Caceres, who was head of the Civic Council of Indigenous and People’s Organizations, was gunned down in her hometown of La Esperanza on Thursday. Mourners shouted “Justice, justice!” “Berta lives!” and “The struggle Read more