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Prominent rights activist shot dead in Honduras

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Prominent rights activist shot dead in Honduras

A prominent environmental rights activist was shot dead in Honduras on Thursday prompting protests in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Berta Caceres was murdered by two men at her home in La Esperanza, 180 km west of the city, according to the Honduran Security Minister Julian Pacheco.

Police said another person was wounded in the incident and one suspect has been arrested.

Caceres had received death threats previously. She won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her fight to prevent the construction of a a 50m dollar dam that threatened to displace hundreds of indigenous people.