The Murder of Berta Cáceres and the Agua Zarca Dam

Page numbers: 43-50

Author: A. Laurent

“In 2016, Berta Caceres was murdered due to her environmental advocacy. She was an indigenous woman in Honduras from the Lenca community and was a wellknown activist. Berta dedicated her life to safeguarding the Lenca people and the environment which they have lived in for time immemorial (Justice for Berta Caceres, 2016). She was the founder of COPINH (Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and consistently opposed resource extraction projects, fought against the ongoing hardships of indigenous communities and challenged the patriarchal foundation of Honduran society. In 2016, Berta was also awarded with the prestigious…”