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Brazil: Video of Tribute to Murdered Forest Heroes

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Environment, Human Rights

Watch the footage [1] [en/pt] of Laísa Sampaio's speech at the UN on February, as she received a posthumous tribute [2] to her sister Maria do Espírito Santo and brother-in-law José Cláudio, closing the International Year of Forests. Because of their efforts to protect the forest, they were killed [3]. Laísa says “the Amazon is stained in blood” and demanded policies to support sustainable livelihoods.