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More than 25 Catholic organizations join forces with NGOs urging U.S.government to investigate murder of Honduran activist

Award winning indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, who rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged opposition to a hydroelectric project, was shot dead in her home by gunmen on March 3. More than 25 Catholic associations has joined forces with NGOs in condemning the gruesome murder of the Honduran environmentalist leader, calling for

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Murdered Environmental Activist hailed as “martyr of Laudato Si’”, the Pope’s environment encyclical

Berta Cáceres, an environmental campaigner who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize was shot dead in her home in La Esperanza last week. Several unknown assailants broke into Caceres’ home at about 1am on Thursday and killed her. She is survived by her husband and four daughters.The 43-year-old activist had won the prestigious Goldman Environmental

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