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‘Work Together’ or ‘Destroy it’: Goldman Prize Winner Francia Márquez on World’s Second Deadliest Country For Environmental Activists

‘Work Together’ or ‘Destroy it’: Goldman Prize Winner Francia Márquez on World’s Second Deadliest Country For Environmental Activists

By Robert Valencia In April 2018, Afro-Colombian activist Francia Márquez won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, thanks to her work to retake her community’s ancestral territories from illegal gold mining. However, her international recognition comes at a very risky price. Francia was born in Yolombó, a town nestled in the southwestern department of Cauca, where […]

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    Goldman Prize Winner Reportedly Attacked at Her Home by Mining Industry Hitmen

    Goldman Prize Winner Reportedly Attacked at Her Home by Mining Industry Hitmen

    Early Sunday morning, Máxima Acuña, a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, was reportedly attacked at her home in Peru when hitmen illegally entered the property. Máxima was awarded the 2016 Goldman Prize for her fight against the expansion of the Yanacocha Mine, a subsidiary of Colorado-based mining giant Newmont and Peruvian-based mining […]