In the climate of fear following the murder of activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras, Lucy Lamble talks to Ana Paula Hernández about her work supporting campaigners who fight to protect native lands

According to the human rights organisation Front Line Defenders, 312 human rights activists were murdered in 2017. Of those killed, 212 were from Latin America.

One of the most infamous murders in this part of the world was that of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran environmental defender, allegedly murdered for her opposition to the building of a hydroelectric dam. In her work at the Fund for Global Human Rights, Ana Paula Hernández focuses on protecting those fighting for Cáceres’ cause, and others campaigning across South America.

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