July 29, 2020

For Colombian activist Francia Marquez, clean water is worth the fight

Cali (Colombia) (AFP) – A year ago, Francia Marquez was attacked with grenades and automatic weapons, targeted for defending clean water against mining pollution in the black community where she lived in Colombia’s southwest Cauca department.At the time, Colombia was en route to becoming the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists, according to the NGO Global Witness.As both a black woman and community leader, the 38-year-old was at particularly high risk for targeting in the region, which is blighted by pollution from gold mining as well as drug trafficking.In 2019, mo…

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