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Indigenous activists murdered

while fighting for their cultures and land

Terrible news: a death squad has killed Careres, respected Honduran indigenous woman who led the fight against a dam that would destroy her people's land and way of life. And she is not alone - See article and here

Note: "Washington’s role is also controversial because the US backed the current government, which took power after a 2009 coup that ousted the democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya (see: Hillary Clinton). The US is now providing fund for the Honduran police force.

International Rivers, an NGO that worked with Cáceres, suggested the US government should shoulder some of the blame for the climate of violence against activists."

Leonardo DiCaprio's reaction:  “Incredibly sad news out of Honduras,” he tweeted. “We should all honor the brave contributions of Cáceres."

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