Margarita Hilamo Mestizo
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.