Indigenous Environmental Activist Assassinated After Blocking World’s Largest Dam Builder in Honduras
As with other indigenous peoples around the world, the native Lenca people of Honduras are being pillaged and sacrificed to civilization
Berta Cáceres, the indigenous Honduran woman who saved her people by scaring away the world’s largest dam builder was assassinated yesterday.
According to Global Witness, Honduras is the deadliest country for environmental activists in the world, especially indigenous environmental activists.
Since the US-backed military coup in 2009, almost a third of the country’s land has been stolen and earmarked for mining projects. The new government has approved hundreds of dams around the country to fuel the operations.
One of those dams, near the village of Rio Blanco, would’ve cut off food and water to hundreds of Lenca people.