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Brazil: Forest Defender Shot Dead

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Breaking News, Environment, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Politics

As the Brazilian Congress debates a new Forest Code [1], and as the Environment Ministry launches new raids [2] on illegal deforestation in Brazil, forest defender José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva was shot dead [3] [pt]. He had announced [4] his life was under threat in the TEDxAmazonia conference, last November.