A research about Berta Cáceres case, done by International Advisory Group of Experts (GAIPE) has been launched on October 31st in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Berta was Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) coordinator. She was killed on March 2nd 2016 due to her and COPINH’s struggle in defense of water and life and against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project. The research "Dam Violence.
Berta Cáceres, coordinator of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was murdered on March 2, 2016. Organizations around the world rose up in protest in Berta’s name. She is yet another victim of the abuses carried out with impunity in Honduras against those who defend the land, the water, and the right of communities to remain on their lands. We hoped that the widespread outrage and international mobilization to demand justice for this cowardly act would contribute to ending the impunity of the Honduran authorities, the large landowners and the large companies that prey upon them all: land, water, communities. However, months later, the actions taken by the Honduran government and its agencies have not been enough. Criminalization, persecution and murder of COPINH members continues despite international pressure, two other members of COPINH were killed during the last months.
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COPINH: statement six months after the assassination of COPINH’s general coordinator, Berta Cáceres Flores.
The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, 6 months after the assassination of COPINH’s General Coordinator, hereby states that: The assassination of the woman who served as COPINH’s General Coordinator and who was a founding member of the organization was a crime committed against the entire Lenca people’s struggle to build autonomy and defend Mother Earth, our shared natural resources, and our rights as indigenous peoples.
Only available in Spanish. El Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras con mucho pesar comunica a la comunidad nacional e internacional del asesinato de la compañera Lesbia Yaneth Urquía Urquía de 49 años, madre de dos hijas y un hijo, del municipio de Marcala, La Paz.
El asesinato de Berta Cáceres ha desnudado una serie de intereses económicos que involucran distintos niveles de funcionarios, instituciones financieras, integrantes de gobiernos centroamericanos, europeos, estadounidenses y canadienses (por lo menos) que dejan ver la arquitectura del despojo.
To all organizations, social and popular movements and to the civil society of the world:
Only abvailable in Spanish. Por Giorgio Trucchi El Ministerio Público hondureño dio a conocer la detención de cuatro sospechosos del asesinato de Berta Cáceres, un teniente retirado del ejército y subjefe de seguridad de DESA, un mayor de las Fuerzas Especiales de las FFAA, el gerente social y ambiental de DESA y un capitán retirado del Ejército.
On May 11th 2016, more than 300 organizations from around the world sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, to respond to a statement he made during an event at the Union Theological Seminary in New York.
In this land of over 500 years of struggle, with the sound of free-flowing rivers, the strength of mountains, barrios and villages, the fury and tenderness of natural life, the spirit of the ancestors, the hopes and pain of men, women and children, the people of Berta gather in memory of her rebellious life.
The International Mission “Justice for Berta Cáceres Flores”, composed of 15 parliamentarians, jurists and representatives of human rights, trade union, and popular organizations and networks from throughout the world, carried out an intense program of activities in Honduras between 17 and 21 March 2016.
Only available in Spanish.
Justicia para Bertha Cáceres http://justiciaparabertacaceres.blogspot.com.uy/ COPINH - Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras http://copinhonduras.blogspot.com.uy/ http://www.copinh.org/
International Mission 'Justice for Berta Cáceres' expresses its concern in relation to theUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
La Esperanza, 19 March 2016. The International Mission "Justice for Berta Cáceres" that maintains its activities these days in Honduras, expresses its deep concern for the misuse of the name of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights by the Honduran Government in relation to the investigation of the Public Prosecutor of the murder of Berta Cáceres.