Urge the Prime Minister to help protect Gustavo Castro

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Berta Caceres 2015 Goldman Environmental Award Recipient
Berta Caceres in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. She gathered with members of COPINH and Rio Blanco during a meeting remembering community members killed during the two year struggle.

We urgently need your help to protect the life of our friend and colleague Gustavo Castro, coordinator of Otros Mundos Chiapas A.C./Friends of the Earth – Mexico and member of the Mexican Movement of Peoples Affected by Dams and the Mexican Network of Mining Affected Peoples (REMA).

Mr. Castro was wounded during the assassination of Berta Caceres last Thursday morning (March 3, 2016) and was prevented from returning to Mexico by Honduran police Sunday morning.

Friends of the Earth Canada has asked Prime Minister Trudeau to intercede with the Honduran authorities on Mr. Castro’s behalf.

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