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Indigenous Activist Juan Carlos Cerros Escalante Killed in Honduras, Led Fight Against Construction of a Dam

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Indigenous activist Juan Carlos Cerros Escalante, who led the fight against a dam in Honduras, was shot and killed in front of his children outside a church on Sunday.

Police in Honduras identified three people as the alleged perpetrators.

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Since the coup he started defending the water. The construction of the “El Tornillito” hydropower project threatens the extinction of 10 municipalities in the departments of Cortés and Santa Bárbara.

Honduras is one of the deadliest countries for activists: 14 land defenders and environmentalists were killed in 2020.


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