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On March 2, 2016, three wounds from a firearm projectile, fired at close range, blinded the life of the Honduran social activist Berta Cáceres. The crime continues in impunity, despite the fact that she denounced the interests that conspired to kill her, despite the fact that they have not been able to silence the Mexican environmentalist Gustavo Castro, victim and sole witness of the horror of that night.

The Lenca people, led by Berta, managed to stop the installation of a hydroelectric plant on the Gualcarque River, in charge of the company DESA today accused of abuse of authority, fraud and money laundering.

In the most dangerous country in the world for environmental defenders, Milton Benítez, a tenacious Honduran journalist, follows the clues he wrote down with Berta in the meeting they held the day before her murder. With the help of Almudena Bernabeu, a renowned international lawyer, the puzzle is put together... What killed Berta? Behind the crime, the questioned operation of companies in collusion with public officials, forges a pattern of death. The pieces of unpublished archival material, unsuspected testimonies and the investigation into the rigged contracts denounced by Berta fit together.

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Berta Soy Yo focuses on the investigation into the irregularities denounced by Berta Cáceres: the contracts between the company Desarrollos Energéticos SA (DESA) and the National Electric Power Company, the permits without prior consultation and environmental study granted to DESA by the Ministry of Natural Resources to install the Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque river. 
Contributing to these investigations is central to the fight to stop the "naturalization" of death, to regulate ILO Convention 169 with the inclusion of peoples, to achieve justice and historical reparation.
The issue is impunity. Until now, injustice prevails because the Atalas, owners of DESA, and their international partners have the power to buy impunity in Honduras and the world.



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