"Lopez, who was renowned for promoting family farming campaigns in El Congal village, was shot to death while walking through the community on Wednesday afternoon," INDEPAZ stated.
The social leader encouraged the return to the community of dozens of people who were victims of forced displacement by paramilitary and guerrilla groups.
Sixteen years ago, El Congal was affected by armed groups that committed crimes and constantly threatened its inhabitants.
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