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In memory of Robinson López Descanse (1985-2020), indigenous-amazonic leader of the Inga people.

He was a governor of his community. Founder and President of the Association of Andean-Amazonic Inga Councils (Kausai), Technical Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission for Indigenous Peoples and Coordinator of the National Human Rights and for Peace Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon. Later, he was named Climate-change Coordinator of the Coordinating Body of the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin.

Robinson, only aged 35, died on August 21st 2020 due to COVID-19.

We respectfully dedicate this report to Robinson, a man who devoted his life to his people.

©FAO/ Mauricio Mireles
Indigenous Territory in Talamanca, Limón Province, Costa Rica.