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Colombia Should Celebrate its Women Activists

It has been a year since Ruth Alicia Lopez Guisao, a rights activist in Colombia, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen. She was an outspoken community leader that worked with Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups on land reform in the western department of Chocó. Expand Ruth Alicia López Guisao. © Congreso de los Pueblos Her family had lived for years in fear of paramilitaries, mafia-like armed groups that portrayed themselves as “self-defense” forces fighting left-wing guerrillas, but who were among the country’s biggest drug traffickers. This terror continued after her death as, according…

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