Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo was national delegate to the government programme for consulting communities prior to development projects, in which he represented the community of Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizal and Palenquero communities. His death occurred on the night of Saturday, 02 June 2018, in the town of Olaya Herrera-Satinga, in the department of Nariño.
Carlos Prado’s friends said that ”the last time we saw him alive was in a session of the government consultation programme on 1 June. At four AM he left, heading for his territory, and now we have to report his assassination.”
Social leader José Obregón pointed out that Carlos Prado had received a series of threats, which he had reported to the Attorney General. The National Protection Unit provided him with a bulletproof vest and a telephone, but these were not enough to protect his life.
Within a week of Prado Gallardo’ s death, another three social leaders were assassinated. Two were from the department of Córdoba. Orlando Nicolás Negrete was president of the community action committee of Tierralta and Julio Cesar Montalvo, was a leader from the Zenú reservation in Alto San Jorge. Delmayro Reyes was a teacher and social leader in the department of Valle del Cauca.