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11 de marzo de 2016 | Entrevistas | Agua | Criminalización del COPINH | Honduras libre | Acaparamiento de tierras | Anti-neoliberalismo | Derechos humanos | Género | Justicia climática y energía | Luchadores sociales en riesgo | ¡Berta vive!
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“I remember her as a strong, dedicated woman, with so much love to give, so charismatic, humble, beautiful, so inspiring. Berta has been an example during all her life, she has truly been a testimony of life and commitment. They took her from us in a material way, but her thinking, her teachings will remain forever in our hearts”.
These were the words of Silvia Quiroa, of CESTA-Friends of the Earth El Salvador and Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) in an interview with Real World Radio. Silvia knew Berta and both activists shared many common struggles.
Still in the framework of the International Women´s Day commemorated on Tuesday, Quiroa highlighted that Berta was a very brave woman who fought against projects, especially dams, that violated human rights and territories.
Real World Radio asked the activist about the main concerns of ATALC in this moment. “We are very touched by this”, she said. “We´ve expressed and would like to continue expressing our rejection to such a terrible crime against our colleague and friend. She was a testimony of life with all her work in defense of life, land and water”. Also, the Salvadorian activist demanded the Honduran government “to investigate and don’t leave this murder unpunished”. “We are joining all demands by Berta Caceres´ family, which is to investigate and to bring to justice the true culprits”.
Moreover, Quiroa also talked about the alert in ATALC with Gustavo Castro withheld in Honduras. Gustavo is the coordinator of Otros Mundos Chiapas – Friends of the Earth Mexico and was the sole witness in the murder of Berta Caceres at her home in La Esperanza municipality, Intibucá. “We are extremely worried about the situation of our colleague of Otros Mundos, because we see a lot of events surrounding this case that are very obscure. We think it is fundamental that our friend Gustavo returns to Mexico”.
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