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Environmental Human Rights: News & Updates
February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
On March 2nd, 2016 they assassinated our sister Berta Cáceres. They thought they would get rid not just of her as a leader recognized throughout Latin America and around the world, but also would end a struggle, a political project, that they would destroy the organization of which she was both founder and daughter, COPINH (the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras).
October 18, 2016
Presentation by visiting artists Steve Cagan and Mary Kelsey, large prints produced for the artists’ exhibition at the Quick Center at Saint Bonaventure University in New York.
June 2, 2016
attacks, harassments, and threats against members of COPINH, including COPINH leader Alexander García Sorto, COPINH General Coordinator Tomás Gómez Membreño, and international observer accompanying COPINH Giulia Fellin.
May 24, 2016
Honduran government neglected to notify the family of Berta Cáceres of the arrest of four men allegedly associated with her murder and therefore neglected the proper protocol of homicide investigations.
May 23, 2016
threats and intimidation towards Ana Mirian Romero and her children, a member of the Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz (MILPAH) and the San Isidro Labrador Indigenous Council who defends indigenous land rights.
RRN Case Update
April 1, 2016
Indigenous Human Rights and Envirnonmental Defender Berta Cáceres Assassinated
March 28, 2016
Back from her 2-week delegation to Honduras with the topic Women Leading the Way to Justice and Peace, Sophie will report from her experience of peaceful resistance in the country with the highest homicide rate in the world.
After learning for two weeks from the people protecting their traditional lands and resisting the violence by Tahoe Resources, Wilber will talk about his journey to the counrty directly north of his native El Salvador.
Come and discuss with us:
How can we better act in solidarity with the people in Central America?
March 25, 2016
Murder of environmental rights defenderWalter Méndez Barrios, who was shot and killed outside his home in Las Cruces, in the Department of Petén, on the morning of March 16. He was a founding member of Petenero Front Against Dams (FPCR), an organization formed in 2005 to fight for the land rights and the right to water and other natural resources of those affected and threatened by the construction of hydroelectric dams.
March 23, 2016
Assassination of William Castillo Chimo, age 43, founder and treasurer of the Association of Agroecological and Mining Brotherhoods of Guamocol (AHERAMIGUA). AHERAMIGUA is a human rights organization in Guamocó in southern Bolívar Department that works to defend land rights, particularly the right of local communities to remain on their land.