Venezuelan indigenous leader Sabino Romero assassinated


Sabino Romero, cacique (traditional chief) of the Yukpa indigenous people, who long opposed extractive industries in Venezuela’s Sierra de Perijá, was assassinated March 4 in a road ambush. Said human rights group PROVEA in a statement: “Sabino Romero had suffered a constant ciminalization by the authorities due to his mobilization in defense of the rights of the Yukpa people. He suffered privation of his liberty for 18 months, and was permanently harassed by police functionaries.”

Photo: El Libertario, Caracas

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