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17 Oct 2016

Nina Lakhani, The Guardian

Honduras: Gunfire attacks against 2 members of COPINH; the organization opposes to dam projects & defends indigenous people´s rights

“Honduran activists survive attacks months after Berta Cáceres murder”, 11 Oct 16

…Two indigenous activists in Honduras have survived separate assassination attempts this week, seven months after their leader, the environmentalist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home. Tomás Gómez Membreño, who took over as leader of the Civic Council of Popular Organizations and Indigenous Peoples (COPINH) after Cáceres was murdered in March, was driving home from the organisation’s offices on Monday night when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle…In a separate incident, gunmen opened fired at the house of community leader…This was the second assassination attempt against García, who has been at the forefront of community opposition to a mining concession and two proposed dams…