Yaneth Urquía was found dead on the side of a road in western Honduras. She is the third member of an indigenous rights organization to be murdered this year, the first being award-winning activist Berta Cáceres
The authorities have arrested four people for the murder of Berta Caceres that caused an international outcry two months ago. Two of them are linked to the company behind the dam project Caceres was trying to stop, three to the country’s security...
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The US State Department Maintains a Hands-Off Approach to Honduras, Despite Wave of Activist Murders
Over 100 activists have been killed in Honduras since 2009, including two leading environmental and indigenous rights campaigners in the past month.
Cárceres, who won the prestigious Goldman Prize in 2015 and has headed numerous struggles against mega projects threatening indigenous rights, was shot dead in her home.