Ángel Ovidio Quintero González
Concejo Municipal de San Francisco del Departamento de Antioquia
Ángel Ovidio Quintero González was a well-known leader of the association of artisanal miners of San Francisco, Antioquia and the president of the Municipal Council of the same town. He worked with dedication amid multiple threats to improve the quality of life of mining families in San Francisco, one of the municipalities of Eastern Antioquia with the highest percentage of population living in poverty. The defender was attacked with a firearm in morning of March 19. While he managed to escape from it, his lifeless body was found in a river hours later.