Unfortunately, as Cáceres’ visibility increased, she became a target for the government – so much so that her colleagues maintained a eulogy on her behalf, should the worst come to pass.
Sadly, it did on Thursday, March 3, when she was shot at home in what local police called a robbery. Cáceres’ mother, however, says it was really “because of her struggle.” It is not difficult to believe that Cáceres was targeted, since Honduras is notorious for being the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists. Between 2010 and 2014, 101 environmental campaigners have been killed in the country.
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