Remembering Berta Cáceres, Assassinated Honduras Indigenous & Environmental Leader | Democracy Now!

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2016-03-08T14:12:48-04:00

"[Berta Cáceres] was working very closely, actually, with the democratically elected President Mel Zelaya to work to, quote, "refound" democracy. She was working for a wholly new form of governance in Honduras, not just a new government, but a new system whereby people had the say and the riches of the country went to benefit them instead of the tiny elite. And it was for this, actually, that Mel Zelaya, who was very close to those demanding land reform and these rights and this refounding, as they called it, of democracy was ousted with the very, very close help of the U.S. government."

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