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Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

HONDURAS: Controversial dam case goes to court

Exactly three years after the notorious murder of Honduran environmentalist and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, a trial is set to begin into irregularities surrounding the award of a contract to build the Agua Zarca dam and hydroelectric project she had protested against. Sixteen people stand accused of fraud, abuse of authority, conducting negotiations incompatible with their official duties, and falsifying documents to the detriment of the state.

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