LA ESPERANZA, Honduras -- Berta's assassination sends a chilling message to the Honduran people -- that anyone can be murdered with total impunity. If you can kill Berta, you can kill anyone in Honduras. That scares me. It scares me for what it means for the future of the country, the future of the Lenca people and everyone fighting to defend their territory.
Water problems are a complex mix of natural resource, technology, social, economic and political conditions. When water is limited during extreme events such as droughts, society puts in place a variety of responses. But many of the actions taken in recent years have actually increased the vulnerability of other systems.
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