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Indigenous Leader in Guatemala Who Opposed Palm Oil Factory Murdered

Guatemala City, September 22 (RHC)-- In Guatemala, an indigenous leader who had fought against a palm oil factory that has been polluting a river with pesticides has been killed.

Rigoberto Lima Choc, age 28, was fatally shot outside a local courthouse, one day after the court ordered the six-month closure of the factory. The United Nations has described the factory’s pollution as causing an "ecological disaster."

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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