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Mexican Environmental Activist, Winner of Goldman Prize, Murdered in Relative's Home


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Mexican Environmental Activist, Winner of Goldman Prize, Murdered in Relative's Home

Center for Biological Diversity

TUCSON, ARIZ. - Isidro Baldenegro López, a Mexican indigenous activist who fought to protect ancient forests from illegal logging in the Sierra Madre region of Chihuhua, Mexico, was shot and killed on Sunday. López, a community leader and subsistence farmer, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005 for his nonviolent activism to stop deforestation.

López’s killing is the second murder of a Goldman prize winner in less than a year. Honduran environmentalist and human-rights activists Berta Cáceres was killed in March 2016.

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