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14-Year-Old Indigenous Colombian Environmentalist Shot Dead in Ambush

HeadlineJan 21, 2022

In Colombia, advocates are demanding justice for Breiner David Cucuñame, a 14-year-old Indigenous Nasa environmentalist shot dead in the Cauca region last Friday. At the time of the attack, Cucuñame and his father were on patrol with the Indigenous Guard, an unarmed collective of land defenders in Colombia. Two other guard members were also killed in the ambush. Indigenous leaders blamed the murders on dissident members of the now-demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Colombia is one of the deadliest countries in the world for environmentalists.

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