Why is the Colombia right so afraid of Francia Márquez?

Francia Márquez was at the forefront of a struggle against illegal gold mining in La Toma and led a 10-day march to the Capitol Bogotá in 2014.

March 31, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

Francia Márquez, Afro-Colombian land rights defender who will be running on the presidential ticket of the progressive Historic Pact has received death threats as well as racist attacks in the media from right-wing Colombian groups. With more than 786,000 votes, Márquez was the third most voted pre-candidate in the held primaries held on March 13 and social movements have rallied behind her proposals to create a better Colombia for all.

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