Para Los Mártires (For the Martyrs) – A Lenca Woman’s Fatal Fight for Environmental Justice

From the start, she spoke with passion and a sense of urgency.  She was accepting the largest award for grassroots environmental activists in the world, and yet she seemed apathetic toward the esteem.  Zeroed in on her cause, she admonished the audience – “¡Despertemos! Despertemos, humanidad.  Ya no hay tiempo” (Let us wake up!  Let us wake up, humankind.  We are out of time).