Paimado, Colombia

Benedesmo Palacios, a community leader in the Afro-Colombian village of Paimado, is shown with one of the illegal gold dredges whose presence he successfully fought. Now the father of eight fears for his life.
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( Chris Kraul / Los Angeles Times / January 18, 2010 )

Benedesmo Palacios, a community leader in the Afro-Colombian village of Paimado, is shown with one of the illegal gold dredges whose presence he successfully fought. Now the father of eight fears for his life.

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