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Honduras: clashes break out after death of activist Berta Cáceres

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Honduras: clashes break out after death of activist Berta Cáceres

<p>Clashes broke out in the Honduran capital following a student protest over the murder of prominent environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres.</p> <p>Stones were thrown at the university campus protest. Police retaliated with tear gas.</p> <p>According to the Security Minister, Berta Cáceres was killed by two men at her home in La Esperanza, over a hundred kilometres west of the capital, Tegucigalpa.</p> <p>Police said another person was wounded in the incident and one suspect has been arrested.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Incredibly sad news out of Honduras this morning. We should all honor the brave contributions of Cáceres: <a href="https://t.co/vE93t6FpiU">https://t.co/vE93t6FpiU</a></p>— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeoDiCaprio/status/705500288547987457">March 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The 40-year-old a Lenca Indian activist had previously alleged her work had resulted in death threats from police, soldiers and local landowners.</p> <p>She won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her fight to prevent the construction of a 50-million-dollar dam that threatened to displace hundreds of indigenous people.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The work of indigenous rights activist <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BertaCaceres?src=hash">#BertaCaceres</a> does not end with her death <a href="https://t.co/7Zh3W1ZqJx">https://t.co/7Zh3W1ZqJx</a> <a href="https://t.co/Lzn8mvN8Hp">pic.twitter.com/Lzn8mvN8Hp</a></p>— Ford Foundation (@FordFoundation) <a href="https://twitter.com/FordFoundation/status/705530129766862848">March 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>