Activist and President of the Permanent Human Rights Assembly, Amparo Carvajal, was chosen by the newspaper Página Siete after a vote that included the press team, columnists and collaborators as a figure of the year 2021 for her unwavering defense of human rights in this medium.
“I can only say one seven-letter word: Thank you. This appointment makes me happier and more grateful to people, “he asserted, and then launched a piece of advice to the media:” Always get to the bottom of the news, because there is always a reason for everything. “
Carvajal, born in 1939 in the municipality of Riaño in the province of León, Spain, began her fight for human rights since arriving in the country on November 1st, 1971. In 1976, she co-founded the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia (Apdhb), an organization which he has headed since July 3, 2016.
Carvajal is still present at marches, rallies and blockades in order to ward off the excesses of power. Página Siete said he played a leading role in the mobilizations that demanded the government to allow those detained for the events of October 2019, starting with former President Jeanine Añez, to defend themselves.