Margarita Hilamo Mestizo
Margarita Hilamo Mestizo Testimony
Despite my commitment to the community and my love for the indigenous movement, this tense and precarious situation is affecting me greatly, resulting in insomnia. I feel much distrust towards other people. I often feel fearful – fearful about expressing myself and my experiences, fearful of the night, fearful of being alone.
Here in Colombia the land is in the hands of the few; not to produce food, but to produce biofuels
Margarita Hilamo Mestizo is an activist for indigenous and environmental rights in Cauca, Colombia, a region of Colombia that is currently embroiled in a conflict over 141,000 hectares of land that the indigenous people claim is owed to them by the government.