BERTA CÁCERES

"LA GUARDIANA"


Berta Cáceres gave her life to fight against exploitation and for the rights of vulnerable people around the world.


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This microsite is a space where readers can find accurate and up-to-date information about the life and work of Berta Cáceres and the progress of the legal case surrounding her assassination.

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Mother of Berta Cáceres calls for international observance

16/05/19

Austra Berta Flores denounces the delays and irregularities that continue to plague her daughter's murder case.

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Key Evidence in the Berta Cáceres Murder Trial

29/11/18

The tribunal is scheduled to read the verdicts of the eight accused on Thursday November 29.

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The tribunal in the Berta Cáceres case held a session of the trial without informing the public beforehand

12/11/18

The only members of the public present were the families of the suspects.

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Technicians from the Attorney General’s office began to verify information extracted from telephones

07/11/18

The tribunal allowed the presentation of the information given that the messages were included in the technician’s report about the extraction of information from the phone.

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Life

Berta Cáceres has become known worldwide as an environmental activist who gave her life for her cause. Her family, friends, and fellow activists know her as so much more.

For over 25 years, Berta worked with COPINH to protect the rights of the environment, the indigenous, women, children, the LGBTQ community and many others. She travelled the world to advocate for the oppressed, and she stood up to powerful forces that tried to exploit them.

Berta will always be remembered as Honduras’s Guardian of the River, but she gave her life to guard all who were vulnerable.  

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Hydroelectric dams

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Public officials

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FIGHT


The Lenca people of Honduras have faced discrimination and exploitation since the time of colonialism. The ratification of ILO Convention 169 in 1995 protected the Lenca’s right to their traditionally occupied land.

Their right has been threatened with the onslaught of energy projects that, in many cases, fail to consult the indigenous communities before beginning construction.

As the director of COPINH, Berta Cáceres spent the last years of her life fighting 49 hydroelectric dams that she claimed did not comply with law. Honduran authorities have connected her death with one in particular, the Agua Zarca dam.

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Martyrdom


Minutes before midnight on March 2, 2016, two gunmen broke into the home of Berta Cáceres and assassinated her. Since then nine men have been arrested for her murder, 3 of who have been employees of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam.

Only one of the suspects is considered a high-level intellectual author. Many believe that the men who gave the orders for her assassination are still free.

Secrecy and lack of cooperation of the Public Prosecutor’s office has led to multiple delays in court proceedings.  Two years have gone by and the world continues to wait for justice for Berta.

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Tribute

Muchos la recordaran por siempre, para mucho fue ejemplo de lucha, amiga y una hija.


Austra Berta Flores

Mother of Berta Cáceres

Bertita was an unchangeable leader. She had an incredible strength and courage; she wasn’t afraid of anything. She had a great impact on her work, her children and her siblings.”

Pascualita Vásquez

COPINH member

In a meeting at the beginning of COPINH only the men were speaking. Bertita said to me, ‘Pascualita, get in there. Get rid of your fear and speak, speak about the rights that you have."

Ivy Luz Orellana

childhood friend of Berta Cáceres

She had this leader thing. Of the four [friends] she was the smartest. She was the friendliest. Berta was Berta, a humble, simple, serving, and kind being. They tell me, ‘You are her friend. You only see the good,’ but the truth is that I never saw anything bad in her.”

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