Honduran Berta Caceres Is Still a Symbol

Honduran Berta Caceres Is Still a Symbol
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12 January 2017
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Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The voice of Berta Caceres, a symbol today of the resistance of the poor and needy in Honduras and the rest of Latin America, still resonates in this capital through their daughters, who are bearers of an inheritance that transcends borders.

We want to continue the legacy of our mother, the warrior turned into a banner of the citizen and indigenous struggle and murdered in March 2016, Laura Zuñiga Caceres told Prensa Latina, from the headquarters of the National Sex Education Center (CENESEX).

Zuñiga stressed that this fact shows the way forward, and teaches what can be achieved when the peoples defend their sovereignty.

We are here as part of this international embrace, to walk in the country and carry the message of insurgency and justice for our mother, a woman, a leader who was not afraid to say things and get annoyed the powerful classes, the young social activist said.

We are very happy to be in Cuba as bearers of this cry of conscience, said Berta Zuñiga Caceres, who called to continue believing in the people.

We have to keep hope that our people will not forget the figure of Berta Caceres, who suffered all the violence of the capitalist system that has passed over our territory, the racist system that attacks the indigenous communities and the patriarchal system, which continues belittling women, she said.

Laura and Berta Zuñiga Caceres are participating in the activities on occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, which will culminate in the Second International Symposium on Gender Violence, Prostitution, Sexual Tourism and Human Trafficking 'Berta Caceres in Memorian', to be held from January 23 to 25.

Berta Isabel Caceres Flores was a Lenca indigenous and feminist activist of the Honduran environment, who was killed on March 3, 2016, after several years receiving threats against her life.

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