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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Environmentalists felled along with the trees

Honduran Rain Forest    (Photo by Dennis Garcia)
There has been a not-so-silent epidemic of felled environmentalists who were fighting big-money adversaries.

Two-thirds of these martyrs were from Latin America, the latest being Berta Caceres Flores of Honduras.  The Washington Post reports that Flores and other murdered activists attempted “to halt such projects as dams and logging involving hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Many of these activists are indigenous people who are aching to save their homelands.  Oppressed to begin with, they are "considered almost expendable by the powers that be.”


Copyright March 31, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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