After two years of threats, persecution and attacks, the forces of capital and the Honduran State dared murder Berta Cáceres. The leader of the Lenca people and COPINH is and will continue to be one of the greatest examples of indigenous, feminist and popular activism of our times.
Indigenous, farmer and environmental movements in defense of human rights in Latin America and the world are outraged by this atrocious crime. We unite our voices demanding justice, that these death governments stop and that the autonomy and rights of the peoples are prioritized over profits and despotic powers.
They physically disappeared Berta, but the attack was against all peoples who resist and who will undoubtedly intensify the struggles carried out by this great woman.
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“When the government tells us that we are not indigenous people, they are taking our culture away (...) we can´t accept that the right to prior consultation is limited to a few people invited to luxury hotels". This was Maura Eligia Duarte, of the Pech indigenous people of Honduras, during a mobilization outside the United Nations Office in Tegucigalpa, which protested against what is considered by Garifuna and indigenous organizations as the manipulation of the free, prior and informed consultation principle related to megaprojects in the territory. Read more
A new report published by Oxfam reveals a network of corruption and traffic of influence in the granting of contracts and operation permits for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project, demanding its permanent closure and bringing light to the murder of Lenca leader, Berta Cáceres, which took place in March 2016. Read more
The report launched last week by the Intergovernmental Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council mandated to elaborate a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations was “an important step” towards the third round of negotiations to take place in October, stated Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) on Monday. Read more
March is a month colored with strength and resistance, because in addition to the International Day of Women´s Struggles, we commemorate a year of Berta Cáceres´ murder and today, her legacy in defense of free water, sovereign territories and women leadership continues to be strengthened in numerous territories. Read more
Tens of thousands of women marched this March 8th down the main avenue of Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay, in the context of a strike called by the trade union center Pit Cnt, joining the mobilizations that took place in at least 50 cities around the globe. See gallery
From February 27th to March 4th, 2017, to mark the one-year anniversary of Berta Cáceres´ murder, her organization, COPINH, together with hundreds of organizations around the world, will mobilize and carry out actions to denounce the ongoing impunity, to shed light on the risks faced by nature and territory defenders, especially in Honduras, and to continue demanding clarification of the circumstances surrounding Berta´s murder. Read more
Two weeks before the anniversary of the murder of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, Real World Radio interviewed one of her daughters about the resistance of communities against corporations and the factual powers in the territories. Read more
The 12th edition of the International Workshop "Berta Cáceres Lives On" held in Havana, Cuba, from January 10-14, aimed to promote unity for the struggle of the peoples. As stated in the call to the Workshop, the reflections, analyzes and proposals around the articulation needed to face the changing rhythms of international politics gave way to multiple projections and perspectives. Read more
Miguel Ángel de los Santos and Edy Tábora, lawyers of Gustavo Castro in Mexico and Honduras, respectively, have filed a complaint before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) according to what they said in a press conference held on Monday January 16 in Mexico city. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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