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Guatemala: Two committed human rights defenders from the Fund for Global Human Rights are killed in road accident

“Fund Mourns Loss of Colleagues in Guatemala”, 8 de abril de 2019

The Fund for Global Human Rights is devastated by the deaths of two staff members, Ana Paula Hernández and Sally O’Neill. The two were killed in an automobile accident in Guatemala on Sunday, April 7. The Fund’s longtime driver, Daniel Tuc, and Ana Velásquez, a representative of the Mayan Peoples’ Congress of Guatemala (CPO), also died in the accident. Ana Paula was an unparalleled champion of the dignity and value of all people and a treasured colleague and friend. An indefatigable ally of activists across Latin America and around the world, Ana Paula brought great spirit, creativity, and passion to her work for human rights. She was also radiantly warm and loving, qualities that pulled countless people close to her. The Fund is heartbroken by the loss of such a remarkable woman...Sally O’Neill was the Fund’s consultant based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. After working for decades in development on behalf of the Irish charity Trócaire, Sally ‘retired’ only to keep pursuing her passion for human rights by joining efforts with the Fund when it expanded into Honduras and El Salvador. All of us at the Fund quickly realized how lucky we were to have Sally bring her experience, insight, and energy to our work. She inspired us all with her dedication and sense of fun. The Fund mourns Sally deeply...