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Rossman Flores Gonzales

HRD, Representative
Elders' Council of Bilwi

Rossman Flores Gonzales is an indigenous community leader and representative of the Elders' Council of Bilwi.


Land disputes in Nicaragua, largely ignored by the authoritarian government, have led to precarious situations for indigenous communities and those who defend them. In many cases, the companies who carry out violations and human rights defenders and communities are working in collaboration with police forces and even the army. HRDs have been attacked, criminalised, imprisoned and even killed.