Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres Died in Gustavo Castro Soto’s Arms; Now His Life is in Danger

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Berta Cáceres. Foto: goldmanprize.org
Berta Cáceres. Foto: goldmanprize.org

HAVANA TIMES – Honduras is still reeling from last week’s assassination of Berta Cáceres, one of the country’s most well-known environmental and indigenous leaders. She was gunned down in her home early Thursday, less than a year after she won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Cáceres is at least the 110th environmental or land defender to be killed in Honduras since 2010 in the wake of a U.S.-supported coup. At the time of her assassination, Cáceres was with Gustavo Castro Soto, another well-known environmental campaigner and coordinator of Friends of the Earth Mexico. He witnessed the shooting and sustained two bullet wounds.

Now, human rights activists say the Honduran government is detaining Castro without cause and refusing him permission to return to his native Mexico. We speak with Beverly Bell, longtime colleague of both Castro and Cáceres and coordinator of Other Worlds, a social and economic justice organization.

2 thoughts on “Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres Died in Gustavo Castro Soto’s Arms; Now His Life is in Danger

  • It is indeed strange that our resident human rights defenders can’t find the time in their busy schedule to make one insie condemnation of the situation in Honduras and the US complicity in it.

  • Sometimes I have the suspicion that HT is just a sophisticated propaganda tool to discredit Cuba. But when they post articles like this, I realize that I am wrong. Despite the “Moses Rule” that this blog is exclusively about Cuba, and conditions in the rest of the world are irrelevant, Circles must not agree. This is an important balance and stark contrast to the barrage of complaints about Cuba. As I’ve said many times, what if Yoanni or Berta were Honduran ?

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