Afro Colombian Activist Francia Márquez Mina Survives Attack

Nicole Rojas
May 11, 2019 - 5:00

Award-winning Afro Colombian activist Francia Márquez Mina survived an assassination attempt on May 4 as she prepared to meet with government officials to discuss a treaty established with the Minga Indigenous people.  Márquez Mina, who won the Goldman Environmental Prize award in 2018, was with a group of activists in the northern Cauca region of Colombia when four armed assailants attacked them with guns and grenades. “We are okay and the injured are receiving medical attention,” the environmental activist

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