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Condolence Message to the Honduran People

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Condolence Message to the Honduran People from Robert Kaplan, President of the Inter-American Foundation, on the Murder of Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)

WASHINGTON - We join many thousands of people around the world today in mourning the death of Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), who was murdered yesterday in her home in Intibucá, Honduras.  Ms. Cáceres was an extraordinary leader of her community in its struggle to protect itself and to develop its potential on its own terms.  She was also a powerful example for indigenous leaders throughout the world facing similar pressures

We offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.  Her loss simply strengthens the resolve of our Inter-American Foundation team and partners to support efforts of communities who are defending their rights to manage their own resources.

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