From A World to Win News Service;
On 3 March, 2016, gunmen broke into the home of Berta Caceres and shot her four times as she slept.
A co-founder of the Council of Indigenous People of Honduras,
But such an investigation, if it were anything but a whitewash, would have to begin with the ambassador looking in the mirror. Students confronting riot police later that day in
She was supposedly under government protection, but after she died, in her home in her village, officials claimed they couldn't have saved her because they didn't know how to find her. Immediately after her death the police announced that they considered it a case of robbery and not assassination. This alone makes it likely that the authorities, and particularly the army, were behind her murder, as her mother said. The police, too, are US funded. The
The army is known to have been planning to kill
Shortly after that coup, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights named
Her fellow leader of the Council of Indigenous People, Tomas Garcia, was shot dead by a military officer at a demonstration in 2013. Between 2010 and 2014, 101 Honduran social movement activists were killed.
These were political assassinations, but
As small as
All major politicians in the