STRENGTHEN PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA: IN MEMORY OF BERTA CÁCERES

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by Andrea Reyes Blanco

This article was originally published by teleSUR here.

The March 3 murder of Berta Cáceres, a prominent Honduran environmentalist, an exceptional working woman, leader of the Lenca Indigenous community and defender of human rights and peasant movements, has shocked the world.

The Honduran State was given ample warning regarding the need to protect Berta.

Berta’s death has left us with a bitter taste of defenselessness and deep concern. Her murder occurred despite precautionary security measures ordered by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in response to regular threats on her life since 2009.

Read the full article here.

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