TDoR 2020 / 2019 / November / 30 / Rosa Granados

Rosa Granados

Age 28

30 Nov 2019
Loma Larga, La Unión (El Salvador)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/30-Nov-2019/Rosa Granados

Rosa Granados
Rosa Granados [photo:]

Rosa was shot in her home in Loma Larga. She was an activist who sold beauty products and carried out community work with the Estrella del Golfo organisation.

The murder of Rosa Granados, a 28-year-old trans activist, has again raised alarms in El Salvador. In one month and three days four crimes were reported against the trans population.

According to police sources, Rosa was killed in her house with four shots in her head. She lived in the Loma Larga canton in the department of La Unión, 182 kilometers east of San Salvador.

Rosa was part of the Estrella del Golfo organization and carried out community work on the promotion of the rights of LGBTI people in the east of the country. She also sold beauty products from a catalog in the neighboring cantons of Loma Larga. According to sources consulted by Presentes, one hypothesis is that she was the victim of extortion by gangs that demanded the delivery of money from the sales she made.

Some time ago, Rosa tried to file a complaint with the attorney general's office, but gave up because of how difficult that process can be in El Salvador.

Report added: 6 Dec 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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