The Americas

Slain indigenous, environmental activist buried in Honduras

A large crowd in Honduras is accompanying the body slain indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres to its final resting place.

Many of those carrying Caceres' coffin in the dusty streets of La Esperanza belong to the Lenca indigenous people. Drummers are pounding out Afro-Honduran drum rhythms as people cry out to demand justice. They're chanting, "Berta Caceres is present, today and forever."

The mourners marched more than six miles (10 kilometers) from Caceres' mother's home to a chapel where a Mass was celebrated in her memory Saturday.

Caceres was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project. She had complained of death threats and was slain Thursday by gunmen who broke into her home.