Brigitte Gynther – Latin America Liaison


Brigitte Gynther has served as Latin America Liaison for SOAW since 2014.  She has served as a human rights accompanier in Honduras and accompanied human rights organizations and social movements as well as documented human rights violations.  She has coordinated delegations for SOAW throughout the region.  Previously, Brigitte was the Co-Coordinator of Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, where she coordinated national religious organizing in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  Brigitte has a degree in Anthropology and International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame and is the 2009 recipient of the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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Candice Camargo – Development Coordinator


Candice is a Los Angeles-born activist living in Bogotá. She has spent the last decade supporting and accompanying nonviolent grassroots movements demanding social and environmental justice in the Americas. Prior to joining the SOA Watch staff collective as the Development Coordinator, she was the Executive Director of FOR Peace Presence and worked with Witness for Peace in Colombia. Candice graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Dévora González – Field Organizer


Dévora is from Los Angeles, born to migrant parents that found refuge in the city after migrating from El Salvador and Guatemala. She was co-coordinator of the Missing Migrant Crisis Hotline, a project of the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths, where they guided families through the process of locating missing relatives disappeared crossing the US-Mexico border. Devora has been active in migrant rights work, resistance, and resilience of Border Communities in the face of militarization. She is now an organizer with SOA Watch, focusing on the program area of Dismantling Border Imperialism.

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Pablo Ruiz – Latin America Coordinator


Pablo is a journalist and was a political prisoner for two years under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Based in Santiago de Chile, Pablo’s work is oriented towards communications work in Latin America, as well as accompaniment and support of allied human rights groups throughout the continent resisting all forms of militarization, including training at SOA/WHINSEC.

Prior to SOA Watch, Pablo worked in Chile with Amnesty International and the Ethical Committee Against Torture.

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