Indigenous activist who helped close polluting Guatemala palm oil factory shot dead

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY – An indigenous leader opposed to the production ofGuatemala palm oil was killed Friday outside a court that a day earlier ordered the closure of a factory against which he had led protests.“We deplore the murder of the activist Rigoberto Lima Choc,” a spokesman for the National Union of Hope party (UNE) told AFP. Descanse en paz, el mártir de la verdad Rigoberto Lima Choc. Duele, duele y duele corazón. #JusticiaYa pic.twitter.com/6FFTOCWdXZ— Oswaldo Ical Jom (@OswaldoIcalJom1) September 19, 2015 Related posts:Clash over development plans leaves 8 dead in Guatemala 26 lawyers have been murdered in Guatemala in the past 3 years Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina dismisses ‘spurious’ corruption case Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murderlast_img read more

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