After 15 days of fruitless searching for Sandra Viviana, she has not yet been returned to her home and social life. Sandra Cuellar Viviana Gallego is a 26-year-old environmental engineer, noted for her spiritual, artistic, cultural and professional values.
Sandra Viviana has been a woman with a deep spirit of solidarity and a strong commitment to environmental and social justice. She has promoted the protection of the wetlands of the Rio Cauca, promoted ecological farming practices and farmers' markets, driven cultural processes, legal and environmental education for the protection of water as public property and forests as vital biological and cultural space. Sandra Viviana is, without doubt, a woman of great value to her family, society and for environmentalism.
We demand the governments of the city of Cali, of the Valle Department and the National Government of Colombia, as persons responsible for the safety of its citizens, an appropriate and prompt response to enable the return of Sandra to society and her family.
Note: we have opened an email so that all information and search initiatives can be sent to us so that interested parties can make direct contact with family and friends who are responding directly to information and for relations with institutions and authorities:
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Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.