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Berta Cáceres, Honduran environment and human rights activist, murdered
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Berta Cáceres, Honduran environment and human rights activist, murdered

Cáceres, who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her opposition to one of Central America’s biggest hydropower projects, was shot at home

Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project.

Her death prompted international outrage at the murderous treatment of campaigners in , as well as a flood of tributes to a prominent and courageous defender of the natural world.

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