Famed Honduran Environmental Activist is Murdered
The NGO Global Witness issued a 2015 report declaring Honduras as the world’s most dangerous country for environmental activists. Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous environmental activist, was shot to death in her home last week.
Her murder came less than a week after her life was threatened due to her opposition to a hydroelectric dam project. For her successful campaign to stop the Agua Zarca Dam project, Cáceres won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize - touted as “the world's largest award for grassroots environmental activists.”
We talk with Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, an interpreter, community organizer and member of the Chicago-based human rights group, La Voz de Los de Abajo. Ginsberg-Jaeckle worked with Cáceres on human rights and environmental issues for nearly two decades.