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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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    • True Crime
    • 3.8 • 707 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.

    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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    • 43 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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    • 46 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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    • 3 min
    What's Next

    What's Next

    The first season of Blood River is over, but we’re not done with this story. We want to tell you what’s next for the show.  
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    • 2 min
    Part 7: 'Berta Became Millions'

    Part 7: 'Berta Became Millions'

    The deadline to put Honduran CEO David Castillo on trial looms, while international organizations seeking justice for Berta Cáceres target the government and its foreign lenders.
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    • 45 min
    Part 6: The Defense

    Part 6: The Defense

    Prosecutors say a trail of text messages tie David Castillo to the plot to kill Berta Caceres. But David offers an explanation for all of these seemingly incriminating exchanges. And his freedom could rest on whether a court will believe him.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
707 Ratings

707 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.

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Important Information - good listen

This is a great true crime podcast in my opinion. I also feel the topic is an important one and not always talked about.

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