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Honduras: The deadliest country in the world for environmental activism

Author: Global Witness, Published on: 2 February 2017

…More than 120 people have died since 2010, according to Global Witness research. The victims were ordinary people who took a stand against dams, mines, logging or agriculture on their land –murdered by state forces, security guards or hired assassins. Countless others have been threatened, attacked or imprisoned…Following a two-year investigation into who’s behind these murders we can reveal how projects at the heart of conflicts are linked to the country’s rich and powerful elites, among them members of the political class. Our investigation sheds light on the back-door deals, bribes and lawbreaking used to impose projects and silence opposition…Foreign investors and International Financial Institutions should stop any planned investments in the industries causing the violence - mining, dams, logging, tourism and large-scale agricultural projects…

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