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Manu Chao Demands Justice After Meeting Berta Caceres' Daughter

  • The singer thanked the activists for their

    The singer thanked the activists for their "strength and resistance." | Photo: Facebook / Manu Chao

Published 2 May 2016

The singer encouraged the activist to keep fighting for justice in the wake of her mother's killing.

French-Spanish songrwriter and activist Manu Chao met up with Berta Caceres' daughter on Monday, issuing a call for truth and justice over the murder of the prominent Honduran activist two months ago.

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“We will keep moving forward, for a world where many worlds can fit in,” he said in a Facebook post, along with a picture of Berta Zuñiga Caceres, Caceres' daughter, and Rosalina Dominguez, from the Indigenous council Rio Blanco.

Chao, whose parents escaped the Franco dictatorship in Spain, started his musical career in France, his work heavily influenced by punk rock and ska. He is mainly known in non-English speaking European countries and Latin America. His 1998 album, "Clandestino," sold 5 million copies and won the Best World Music Album award in 1999's Victoires de la Musique awards

The artist, known for his involvement in many social justice causes and support for the Mexican Zapatista movement, had issued a statement on his official webpage when Caceres was assassinated back in March.

“Mining companies commit crimes against humanity," he wrote at the time. "Hydroelectric plants are meant to supply mining companies. Water is life, not death."

Caceres, who fought against multinationals and government projects that seriously affected Indigenous and campesinos, was shot in her bed by a group of armed gunmen who raided her home during the night March 3, on the eve of her 45th birthday.

After two months of a strikingly unproductive investigation criticized by Caceres' relatives and international organizations, four people, including three linked to the Honduran military, were finally arrested by police on Monday.

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