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2 Indigenous Rights Activists Killed in Guatemala

HeadlineJul 09, 2019

Two indigenous rights activists and land protectors were murdered in eastern Guatemala on Friday. Isidro Pérez and Melecio Ramírez were attending a peaceful action organized by the peasants’ rights group CODECA, when 15 armed men stormed in and started shooting at the group. CODECA’s leader Thelma Cabrera ran for president in last month’s Guatemalan elections, placing fourth in the race. Last year, six members of CODECA were murdered for their activism in Guatemala. No one has been arrested for the crimes.

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