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‘We lost a great leader’: Berta Cáceres still inspires as murder case takes fresh twist (Guardian)

‘We lost a great leader’: Berta Cáceres still inspires as murder case takes fresh twist (Guardian)

María Santos Domínguez heard about the death of her good friend Berta Cácereson the radio. She had just given birth to her youngest daughter, so she wasn’t with Cáceres the week she was murdered.

“It was a double blow because we were very close, we worked together in the communities,” said Santos Domínguez, a coordinator for the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (Copinh), the organisation Cáceres co-founded 24 years ago to stop the state selling off the country’s ancestral lands to multinational companies. Read more

 

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