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The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power.

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    • 3.8 • 713 Ratings

The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power.

    Covid Cures and Conspiracies Introducing: The Deadly Cure

    Covid Cures and Conspiracies Introducing: The Deadly Cure

    Smoke Screen: Deadly Cure is a podcast about a family on the fringe who convinced tens of thousands of people across the globe to buy a miracle liquid made of poison, the international conspiracy they ignited, and the people who fought to take them down. Smoke Screen: Deadly Cure is a Neon Hum Media, Bloomberg & Sony Music Entertainment production.
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    • 6 min
    Introducing: Crash Course

    Introducing: Crash Course

    Hosted by Bloomberg Opinion senior executive editor Tim O'Brien, Crash Course will bring listeners directly into the arenas where epic business and social upheavals occur. Every week, Crash Course will explore the lessons to be learned when creativity and ambition collide with competition and power -- on Wall Street and Main Street, and in Hollywood and Washington.
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    • 1 min
    Introducing: Breakthrough

    Introducing: Breakthrough

    On Breakthrough, a new series from the Prognosis podcast, we explore how the pandemic is changing our understanding of healthcare and medicine. We start with an examination of long Covid, a mysterious new illness that has stumped doctors attempting to treat symptoms that last for months and potentially years. It has changed the way hospitals work and forced healthcare officials to prepare for the next pandemic. Covid has also opened the door to revolutionary technology: messenger RNA vaccines. It’s a technology that never could have been proven so quickly outside the crucible of that first pandemic year, 2020, and it holds big implications for the future of medicine. Breakthrough launches on Oct. 19. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 2 min
    Part 9: The Verdict

    Part 9: The Verdict

    After a five-year investigation, a Honduran court will deliver its verdict in the trial of David Castillo, the hydroelectric executive accused of plotting the brutal 2016 murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres.
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    • 40 min
    Part 8: The Trial

    Part 8: The Trial

    After nine months of delays, David Castillo appears in court to face trial for allegedly coordinating the murder of Berta Caceres. Prosecutors reveal new evidence – including previously unheard telephone recordings, and new text messages – that, they insist, prove David is a manipulative killer.

    CORRECTION: A previous version of this episode misidentified the voices of David Castillo and Jacobo Atala when describing part of a recorded telephone exchange between them.
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    • 43 min
    Introducing: Doubt

    Introducing: Doubt

    A few decades ago, nobody really questioned vaccines. They were viewed as a standard part of staying healthy and safe. Today, the number of people questioning vaccines risks prolonging a pandemic that has already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. How we got to this moment didn’t start with the rollout of vaccines or in March 2020, or even with the election of Donald Trump. Our confidence in vaccines, often isn't even about vaccines. It’s about trust. And that trust has been eroding for a long time. Doubt, a new series from Bloomberg’s Prognosis podcast, looks at the forces that have been breaking down that trust. We'll trace the rise of vaccine skepticism in America to show how we got here — and where we’re going. Doubt launches on March 23. Subscribe to Prognosis today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
713 Ratings

713 Ratings

Ms. Fact Checker ,

Needs better fact check

This is very engaging and well done and I’m recommending it but here’s one mistake made. You talked about the assassination in mid March 2016 of Nelson Garcia. He was gunned down By a member of MS 13 in front of his wife and two of his children in Peña Blanca Cortez which is in Northern Honduras near Lago Yokosuka. You say he was someplace hundred miles south of La Esperanza repeating a mistake in Nina Lakhani’s book. The Garcia family was involved in a land struggle against a corrupt mayor. Once the MS 13 assassin was arrested the police abandoned the investigation of who hired him and also failed to protect the family which had to flee because of threats from the gang. They were told by police that the investigation was ended on orders from Tegucigalpa.

Alex7925 ,

Very One Sided

Horrible Persecution by International NGOs. Watching Bertha’s interviews she is clearly an avowed communist (No justification for anyone killing her) but the fact she is being raised as a “hero” for opposing a dam which would help a third word country be self sustainable looks shady. I wonder who is funding all this chaos? Driving out investments and jobs? Could it be that Bloomberg or others like him have an agenda or an interest against these types of projects? Just hearing then ambassador Nealon speaking how he made this possible makes it even more shady. Did the U.S plot this and tried to frame others?

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