Author | Tania Alonso Bathed by rivers and oceans and covered in forests, grasslands and mountains, Latin America is one of the richest regions of the world in terms of biodiversity. However, it is also the deadliest region in the world for land and environmental defenders.In 2019, 212 people were murdered in the world for trying to defend their territories from deforestation or overexploitation. More than two thirds of these deaths took place in Latin America, particularly among indigenous communities in countries such as Colombia. Therefore, the problem arises as a result of significant social inequalities, errors in the management of territories and in the recognition of the rights claimed by these communities and their identity.
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