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Tracing the Causes of Berta Cáceres’ Life and Death

June 11, 2020

On the night of March 3, 2016, three then-unknown assailants snuck into the private compound of Berta Cáceres, broke into her bedroom, and shot her three times at point blank range The 44-year-old Honduran environmentalist died almost immediately If there was ever a death foretold, it was hers Rumors of hit lists with Cáceres’ name on it had been circulating for years Menacing text messages, unmarked cars, informants, phone taps: all formed regular parts of her daily routine “We fear for our lives,” she told a foreign radio station more than a year before her murder The volume of...

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