An indigenous Mexican activist who received the prestigious Goldman environmental prize for his crusade against illegal logging has been shot dead, the second award-winner to have been murdered in less than 12 months.
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The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced six recipients of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, dubbed also as Pulitzer Prize for the environment, on Monday (18/4). The award goes to activists from Tanzania, Slovakia, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States and Cambodia. 420 more words
The recent assassinations of internationally renowned Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres and her colleague Nelson García have shone a tragic spotlight on the dangers facing those defending their land and traditional ways of life from powerful government and corporate interests. 14 more words
EARLY IN THE MORNING on March 3, in La Esperanza, Honduras, unidentified men broke into the home of the environmental activist Berta Cáceres and murdered her. 323 more words
By Eyder Peralta, Published March 3, 2016
Berta Cáceres was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015.
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Berta Cáceres, a hugely influential Honduran indigenous rights activist, was killed in her hometown of La Esperenza, Intibucá, on Thursday. 485 more words