On 27 April 2008, CPTers Jonathan Stucky and I attended the last mass
held for (and partially conducted by) Padre Rafael Gallego, Said
Antonio Echavez, and Martha Lucia Torres Sierra before death threats
forced them to leave El Coco, Tiquisio. Padre Rafael has spent the
last thirty years in Southern Bolivar, eight of them in Tiquisio, and
had, we learned, planned to die there of old age. Said and Marta each
spent three years living in and working with the local community and
had hoped to continue their work there indefinitely.