goldman environmental prize
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...
Activists are warning that Peru's sharp lurch to the right in the country's general elections earlier this month could bring an escalation of the often violent conflicts between local communities and mining companies.
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.