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Santiago Manuin

Surviving the Bagua Massacre

Date:February 2014
Location:Peru
Topic:Indigenous

Santiago Manuín Valera of the Awajun indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon, who was shot, almost fatally, by the Peruvian army during an epic confrontation in Bagua in 2009.  A pacifist, he is a devout Christian and a founder of the Jesuit Social Centre in his community. In Spanish, with translation.