Gloria Florez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Gloria Florez is a Colombian activist on behalf of internally displaced persons. She is the head of MINGA, an "Association for Alternative Social Policy". In 1998, she won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, along with Berenice Celeyta, Jaime Prieto, and Mario Calixto.[1]

In 2004, MINGA advocated on behalf of the people of Catatumbo region, 30,000 of which were displaced following heavy fighting.[2] In 2009, Florez and MINGA lobbied for an investigation into the claims of drug lord Diego Murillo that he had financed the 2002 election campaign of President Álvaro Uribe.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998: Berenice Celeyta, Gloria Florez, Jaime Prieto & Mario Calixto, Colombia". Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Frances Robles and Knight Ridder (17 June 2004). "Massacre illustrates unrest in Colombia". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Constanza Vieira (22 April 2009). "Colombia: Paramilitary Chief Says He Helped Finance Uribe’s Campaign". Inter Press Service. Retrieved 5 July 2012.