Downward spiral

Print edition : May 13, 2016

Indigenous people honour the late environmentalist Berta Caceres with a religious ceremony on the banks of the Gualcarque river some 200 km from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on March 27. Photo: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP

September 21, 2009: The ousted President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, speaks to supporters from the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. Photo: Esteban Felix/AP

Lenca indigenous people and members of a local community of African descent protest in the vicinity of the presidential house in Tegucigalpa on April 14 during the indigenous forum, "Berta Caceres Lives". Photo: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP

The activist Gustavo Castro Soto at a news conference in Mexico on April 4. He is a key witness to the March 3 assassination of Berta Caceres. Photo: GINNETTE RIQUELME/REUTERS

The murder of the activist Berta Caceres brings into focus the political violence against those trying to build a just society.
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