A nephew and a longtime friend of Berta Caceres tell “Democracy Now!” about the Honduran environmental and indigenous activist, who was assassinated Thursday.

The program reports:

Honduran indigenous and environmental organizer Berta Cáceres has been assassinated in her home in Honduras. She was one of the leading organizers for indigenous land rights in Honduras. In 1993, she co-founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, or COPINH. For years, the group faced death threats and repression as they stood up to mining and dam projects that threatened to destroy their community. Last year, Cáceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s leading environmental award.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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