Disappeared Mexican activist underscores deadly threat to environmental defenders

MEXICO CITY, May 11 (Reuters) – Last October, environmentalist Irma Galindo left her home in a remote indigenous community in southern Mexico to discuss threats she had received with officials running a program specifically designed to protect activists from violence.Galindo never made it to the meeting, which had been slated to happen in Mexico City.The activist, who was 41 at the time, has not been seen since and her colleagues are convinced her disappearance is linked to her long fight to stop illegal logging in her home state of Oaxaca, a lucrative business in Mexico dominated by organized crime. Authorities …
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