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The Most Dangerous Place on Earth to Be an Environmentalist

The assassination of Goldman Prize-winning activist Berta Cáceres last March shocked the global community. But in her home country of Honduras, where more than 100 activists have been cut down in the past five years, it was business as usual.

Environmentalist - OutsideJust before two o’clock in the morning on Thursday, March 3, 2016, the phone rang at Tomás Gómez Membreño’s home in La Esperanza, 70 miles west of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.

Membreño, a leader of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of…

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