Tegucigalpa, July 5 (RHC-teleSUR) -- Four months after prominent environmental activist Berta Cacarees was killed, Honduran social media users launched a world campaign on Twitter, a "Tweetazo," to pressure the conservative government to properly investigate the case, as recent revelations suggested likely involvement by the federal military forces in the murder.
The world Tweetazo, was meant to overwhelm social media with the hashtags @JuanOrlandoH, #ComisionIndependienteYA, #4MesesSinJusticia and #JusticiaParaBerta for two days.
Relatives of Caceres and fellow activists have staged a protest denouncing the complicity of the Honduran government, the army and Desarrollos Energeticos S.A., the company in charge of the construction of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River—the Lenca people's main natural patrimony, which sparked a protest campaign that Carceres was deeply involved in.
So far, four suspects have been arrested and are accused of carrying out the murder. However, the family still demand Honduras' prosecutor Oscar Chinchilla investigate the masterminds that gave the order to kill Caceres.