Death of Reie Lopez Tijerina

September 21, 1926 - January 19, 2015
El Paso, Texas | Age 88

Chicano activist dies at age 88
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, has died at age 88.

Family representative Estela Reyes-Lopez said the prominent activist died Monday at an El Paso, Texas, hospital, of natural cases. Nephew Luis Tijerina also confirmed the death.

In 1967, Tijerina and followers raided the courthouse in Tierra Amarilla to...

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