Berta Cáceres’ killing was a symptom, not an isolated incident. In memory of Nelson García.
by Andrea Reyes Blanco and Tim Shenk
April 5, 2016
This article appeared first on teleSUR, here.
Berta Cáceres wasn’t the first and, unfortunately, she hasn’t been the last. The world-renowned Lenca leader assassinated last month in Honduras for her opposition to government-backed megaprojects is one of an increasing litany of fallen fighters for indigenous and environmental rights in Honduras and around the globe.
The pattern of murder and criminalization of those who would defend land and the rights of rural people has only gotten more clear. We argue that this pattern responds to the land grab phenomenon that has intensified since the global financial and food crisis of 2007-2008.