Tracing the Causes of Berta Cáceres’ Life and Death

By Oliver Balch

Nina Lakhani’s “Who Killed Berta Cáceres?” looks at both the details and context of the Honduran environmentalist's murder.

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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