35 C
New York
August 9, 2022
Amazon rainforest Americas Indigenous peoples news Venezuela World news

Indigenous leader who defended the Amazon shot dead in Venezuela

Virgilio Trujillo Arana, a 38-year-old indigenous Uwottuja man, was shot in the head three times in the city of Puerto Ayacucho

A Venezuelan indigenous leader who was an opponent of armed groups and illegal mining has been shot dead in the Amazonas state capital, a non-governmental organization and three people with knowledge of the case said.

Virgilio Trujillo Arana, a 38-year-old indigenous Uwottuja man, was a defender of the Venezuelan Amazon and had set up community groups to act as guardians of the Autana municipality of Amazonas.

Continue reading…

Related posts

At least 19 people die amid fresh fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region

admin7932

Hostages held in Haiti escaped by slipping past armed guards in the night

admin7932

At least 27 civilians killed by rebels in Democratic Republic of the Congo

admin7932