Protest leaders killed in Honduras.

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Since 2013 Berta Cáceres has led her community in peaceful opposition against a hydropower project on the river Gualcarque, the Agua Zarca Dam project. The river is sacred to the Lenca people and there was concern that the project would alter the sacred river and limit their access to drinking water and food. According to the New York Times, Berta Cáceres’ campaign involved ‘filing legal complaints against the project, organising community meetings and bringing the case to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.’ For this diligent work she won the Goldman Environmental prize.   ... →

Fyffes PLC: Labour violations and Union member intimidation in Costa Rica and Honduras.

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Fyffes PLC is an Irish company, headquartered in Dublin, engaged in the production, procurement, shipping, ripening, distribution, and marketing of fruits including bananas, pineapples, and melons. They have operations in Cost Rica and Honduras.

The NGO ‘Banana Link’ has brought to the fore issues of labour violations on plantations in Costa Rica and Honduras by subsidiaries of the Fyffes group.   ... →