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Mexico: The Passing of Indigenous Rights Supporter Bishop Samuel Ruiz

Categories: Latin America, Mexico, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, Indigenous, Religion

Bishop Samuel Ruiz [1] passed away this morning. Tim Johnson explains [2]: “Ruiz […] started the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center out of his diocese, and played an instrumental role in keeping the Zapatista uprising  that erupted in 1994 from flaring into broader violence. Ruiz’s work on behalf of indigenous peoples caused his renown to spread around the hemisphere.”