Murder Conviction for Killers of Honduran Environmentalist Berta Cáceres
In March 2016, Berta Isabel Cáceres, an indigenous environmental activist from Honduras, was murdered. Last month, seven men charged with the execution-style murder were found guilty in court. They were hired by executives of the Agua Zarca dam company, Desa. The company was suffering severe financial losses, in part, from Cáceres-led protests of its hydroelectric dam project being built on indigenous Lenca territory. 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.” To discuss the trial, we’ll 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.