Colombia was deadliest country for environmentalists in 2022 -advocacy group

Colombia’s Environment Minister Susana Muhamad speaks during an interview with Reuters at the COP27 climate summit in Red Sea resort at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 12, 2022. REUTERS/Emilie Madi/ Acquire Licensing RightsBOGOTA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Colombia was the deadliest country for environmentalists in 2022, with at least 60 environmental and land rights defenders killed there, British advocacy group Global Witness said in a report on Tuesday.Global Witness found at least 177 environmentalists were killed globally last year. Latin America accounted for 88% of the deadly attacks.”In Colombia and elsewhere, Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities, small-scale farmers and environmental activists were viciously targeted,” Laura Furones, …
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