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Community Activist Shot to Death in Southern Mexico

Friday, 04 January 2019 12:38 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A community activist who had been threatened over a road project has been shot to death in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas.

State prosecutors say activist Sinar Corzo was shot to death on a street in the town of Arriaga, Chiapas late Thursday.

Corzo had reported receiving threats from armed men in 2017. They were apparently upset about his support for a rural road project.

Two years earlier he had tangled with local officials over construction work at a local market.

On Friday the National Human Rights Commission decried Corzo's killing. The governmental commission says that 41 activists and human rights workers have been killed in Mexico since 2006.

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A community activist who had been threatened over a road project has been shot to death in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas.State prosecutors say activist Sinar Corzo was shot to death on a street in the town of Arriaga, Chiapas late Thursday.Corzo had reported...
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