Honduran Business Executive Charged with Masterminding Murder of Environmentalist Berta Caceres

Berta Cáceres

HAVANA TIMES – In Honduras, prosecutors have presented evidence charging a former energy company executive with masterminding the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres, who was shot dead in her home in March of 2016.

Cáceres’s assassination came as she led a campaign against a major hydroelectric dam being constructed on indigenous land.

At the time of her death, the company building the dam was led by Roberto David Castillo Mejía, a former military intelligence officer.

Prosecutors say Mejía provided logistics and resources to at least one of the seven men who were convicted in November of carrying out Cáceres’s assassination.