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Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015
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Brazil
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Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015

The Tico Times - June 19, 2016

Latin America remains the most dangerous region for environmental activists, according to a new report from the U.K.-based watchdog group Global Witness. Now in its third iteration, the…

Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres
Conservation
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Conservation
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Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

Noe Leiva | AFP - May 3, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Four people were arrested in Honduras Monday over the murder of a high-profile indigenous activist earlier this year, officials said. The four had been…

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

AFP - April 15, 2016

 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales resigned on Friday after being mired in a scandal in which a cabal of corrupt top police officers reportedly ordered…

FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case
Corruption
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Corruption
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FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case

AFP - April 11, 2016

NEW YORK -- Former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit pleaded guilty Monday to four criminal charges, including racketeering and wire fraud conspiracy, in connection with the massive corruption…

Another activist killed in Honduras
Crime
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Crime
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Another activist killed in Honduras

The Tico Times and AFP - March 16, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A second leader of the organization headed by slain environmentalist Berta Cáceres was killed Tuesday in Honduras after police evicted a campesino group that…

Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist
Crime
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Crime
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Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist

AFP - March 4, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA -- Mourners broke into protest Friday at a memorial service for slain Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, a renowned environmentalist whose family has labeled her killing an…

Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says
Crime
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Crime
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Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says

Noe Leiva | AFP - March 3, 2016

Updated at 7:30 p.m. TEGUCIGALPA -- Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, an award-winning environmentalist, was killed in her home Thursday, her family said, labeling her death an assassination.…

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

AFP - February 22, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body…