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Who killed Berta Cáceres? : dams, death squads and an indigenous defender's battle for the planet / Nina Lakhani.

By: Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2020Copyright date: 2020Description: 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 1788733061
  • 9781788733069
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Online version:: Who killed Berta Cáceres?DDC classification:
  • 364.152/3092 23
LOC classification:
  • HV6535.H66 .L35 2020
Contents:
The counterinsurgency state -- The indigenous awakening -- The neo-liberal experiment -- The dream and the coup -- The aftermath -- The criminal state -- The threats -- Resistance and repression -- The investigation -- The trial.
Summary: "In 2015, Cáceres won the Goldman prize, the world's leading environmental award, for leading a campaign to stop construction of an internationally funded dam on a river sacred to her indigenous Lenca people . Less than a year later she was dead. Lakhani tracked Cáceres's remarkable career in the face of years of threats as friends and colleagues in Honduras were killed defending basic rights; the journalist endured threats and harassment herself as a result of investigating the murder. She was the only foreign journalist to attend the 2018 trial of Cáceres's killers, where state security officials, employees of the dam company and hired hitmen were found guilty of her murder. Many questions about who ordered and paid for the killing remain unanswered. Drawing on more than a hundred interviews, confidential legal filings, and company documents during years of reporting in Honduras, Lakhani paints an intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman in a state beholden to corporate powers, organised crime, and the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
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Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
BOOK BOOK NCAR Library Mesa Lab HV6535 .H66 .L35 2020 1 Available 50583020020370
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-320) and index.

The counterinsurgency state -- The indigenous awakening -- The neo-liberal experiment -- The dream and the coup -- The aftermath -- The criminal state -- The threats -- Resistance and repression -- The investigation -- The trial.

"In 2015, Cáceres won the Goldman prize, the world's leading environmental award, for leading a campaign to stop construction of an internationally funded dam on a river sacred to her indigenous Lenca people . Less than a year later she was dead. Lakhani tracked Cáceres's remarkable career in the face of years of threats as friends and colleagues in Honduras were killed defending basic rights; the journalist endured threats and harassment herself as a result of investigating the murder. She was the only foreign journalist to attend the 2018 trial of Cáceres's killers, where state security officials, employees of the dam company and hired hitmen were found guilty of her murder. Many questions about who ordered and paid for the killing remain unanswered. Drawing on more than a hundred interviews, confidential legal filings, and company documents during years of reporting in Honduras, Lakhani paints an intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman in a state beholden to corporate powers, organised crime, and the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

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