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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA  90024
310-443-7000
The death of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist who attempted to prevent the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Lenca territory in Honduras in 2016 — might seem like a distant tragedy that had little connection to people in this country. But several of the assassins who were arrested in her murder were trained at Fort Benning's School of the Americas, a notorious (and since-rebranded) government institute whose graduates have been linked to torture and the destabilization of democratically elected governments in Central America. Following a screening of the documentary Berta Vive, artist Carolina Caycedo, reporter Silvio Carrillo and UC Berkeley professor Roxanna Altholz mull over the challenges faced by indigenous environmental activists.
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