Doña Berta, the mother of Berta Cáceres sits at home in front of an altar to her murdered daughter.
The day after she was killed, the Pope sent me a letter. Berta had met him. His letter filled me with hope, it consoled me. It showed his commitment to the people that defend the environment, and his commitment to indigenous peoples and the defence of human rights.
But here, for the powerful, these messages seem to go in one ear and out the other. Even while we are suffering extreme poverty, nature is being sold and destroyed, even the fish are dying, we have poisoned water, full of chemicals, nothing can survive in this. We are defenceless now, even the ten commandments are not respected. The only way forward is by organised resistance to corruption and injustice, that's what Berta did, that's what we all have to do now.