Honduras: Berta Cáceres´ mother blames DESA and the government for the killing of her daughter

Author: The Gray Zone, Published on: 1 October 2019

“Mother of assassinated activist Berta Cáceres speaks out against US-backed Honduran dictatorship”, 22nd September 2019

…And four years have already passed and there still is not justice. Because only the people who shot her are prisoners, those who executed her. But on the other hand, those who paid them and gave them orders, they enjoy all the privileges of this incompetent government of [President] Juan Orlando [Hernández]…

They had planned it for many years. She was threatened; she was persecuted. Harassed in a terrifying way. The government, the state failed, because the human rights commission on an international level ordered that she be given protection. But this was not carried out. Because she was assassinated. If she had been protected by the authorities here, it would not have been possible. But there was a very big conspiracy…

Her murder was above all because of her defense of the Gualcarque river, where they were going to made a big dam, and they were going to displace all the indigenous peoples from their lands…

They are the ones who are truly guilty for the murder of my daughter. DESA made the big investment to build the dam in the Gualcarque river…

 

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Related companies: Desarrollos Energéticos (DESA)