Ramón Rosário

Ramón Rosário, was a spokesperson of  “Consejo de Productores Socialistas Los Lanceros de la Pascualina de Zamora” located in the state of  Barinas. He, and two other community leaders (Reyes Orlando Parra Delgado and Pedro Vielma) were kidnapped and murdered, on 02 August 2018, after a meeting with the current President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

According to the news agency called “Tele Sur” the crime happened after an order had been issued, regarding the “campesinos” returning to their lands, which have been granted them during the Hugo Chavez government.

Sources affirm that the leaders reported to the authorities threats that they had received.

Ricardo Mora, who claims ownership of the lands, is presumed as the intellectual architect of the crime. The lands have been taken from the campesinos, by wealthy landowners, who have agrarian interests.

Ricardo and the two suspected hitmen, including  Gustavo Carrillo, were arrested shortly afterwards, according to the new agency “Venezuelanalysis”.

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Date of Killing:02/08/2018

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Farmer

Organisation:Los Lanceros de la Pascualina de Zamora - Council of Socialist Producers

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Peasant Communities

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