Blood River
Blood River
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.
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee for privacy information.
Oct 7, 2021
2 min
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.See for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2021
40 min
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.See for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2021
43 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2021
2 min
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.  Subscribe to Rio de Sangre here. To watch Monte Reel’s Sept. 18 interview about the show, register for the Bloomberg Green Festival for free here: You can ask him questions about the show by tweeting at @podcasts.See for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
1 min
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.See for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2020
41 min
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.See for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
39 min
Part 5: The CEO
David Castillo has been accused of planning the murder of Berta Caceres. But he insists that everything you think you know about this crime is wrong.See for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2020
51 min
Part 4: 'A Treasure Trove'
Investigators collect thousands of phone records – from accused gunmen, middlemen, and company executives – and reconstruct an alleged murder plot.See for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2020
36 min
Part 3: May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016 begins with a series of simultaneous police raids that target a new cast of potential suspects. New details of the investigation emerge, and a journalist drawn into the story survives a day full of terror. See for privacy information.
Aug 3, 2020
39 min
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