Berta Cáceres’s Assassination linked to Executives at Honduran Dam Company

In April, we reported about the horrible assassination of anti-dam activist and Goldman Environmental Prize awardee Berta Cáceres. Recently, a report by a team of international lawyers revealed that the plot to kill Berta went up to the top of the Honduran energy company behind the dam, Desarrollos Energéticos, known as ”DESA.” It demonstrates that energy companies not only get away with ecocide and human rights abuses in connection with dam construction, they even kill human beings with impunity. Watch the whole story on Democracy Now

The assassination of Berta Cáceres is not an isolated case. In fact, the strategic murdering of nature defenders is a rising trend. For this reason, the Guardian launched a project in cooperation with Global Witness to record every single murder of environmental defenders – even if committed in the most remote areas: The defenders tracker