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Julián Carrillo defended the forest with his life

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The first time I arranged a meeting with environmental defender Julián Carrillo, I wanted to visit him at his home in the Rarámuri community of Coloradas de la Virgen in the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua. But various people and organizations told me that if I went there, “the bad guys” (organized crime), would not let me through and if I did manage to get there, it would put my life and the lives of members of the community in danger.

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