We were born as an act of stubbornness, of resistance to not migrating from our natural space, from which the government was pushing us to leave, and continues to do so.
Rigoberto Lobo is an activist and human rights defender, whose career began in the 2014 protests in Venezuela - when he began to attend to people injured by government repression. His work has focused on providing accompaniment and protection to victims, as well as academic work linked to the defence of human rights. In 2016 he founded the organisation Promoción, Educación y Defensa en Derechos Humanos (PROMEDEHUM), which focuses on the defence of the right to peaceful assembly and association.
Rigoberto Lobo Puentes has been the target of police harassment, intimidation and anonymous threats against him and members of his family, as well as digital attacks due to his work as a human rights defender.