The Colombian-Spanish activist Juana María Perea Plata has been murdered in Chocó (Colombia). This Friday, the woman’s body has been found with “a gunshot wound to the head,” according to Marco Antonio González, commander of the Police of the eastern department of Nuquí.
“We strongly reject the fact that was presented in Nuquí. An Intelligence body is already working to clarify what happened,” González announced, warning that in the crime zone “commit the peaceful structure of the Gulf Clan.”
Yefer Gamboa, mayor of this municipality in the west of the country has indicated that Perea “was working on tourism issues” in the region, known for being one of the best places in the world for whale watching. And it is that “Juana Perea had been leading a tourism issue; she had been working now, due to the coronavirus issue, with protection issues and biosafety protocols for tourist inns, and was the leader of the hoteliers’ union in the municipality of Nuquí”, such and as stated.
The victim’s cousin has said, for her part, that Perea and her husband, a US citizen who works as a contractor firefighter in Afghanistan, they had bought ten hectares of land in the Termales area, where “she, like a good Basque, began to change the situation there, which is very precarious” due to the proliferation of drug gangs and paramilitaries.
Similarly, the relative has specified that the deceased also opposed the construction of the Tribugá port, a controversial project whose license was not finally granted by the Colombian Government to the interested society.