Sofia Gatica

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Sofía Gatica
Born Sofía Gatica
Nationality Argentine
Occupation environmentalist
Awards Goldman Environmental Prize

Sofía Gatica (1976) is an Argentine environmentalist, whose infant daughter Sofia, died just three days after her birth of kidney failure, which is likely caused by pesticide exposure.[1] She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012, for her fight against use of toxic pesticides used in agriculture in Argentina, in particular agents containing glyphosate and endosulfan.[2] In November 2013 she was threatened with death at gunpoint and beaten by unidentified men.[3][4]