29 May '11, 12am

Sad & lawless reality in northern #Brazil.. economic development does not imply our dirty culture of corruption is gone

Another Forest Defender Falls in the Amazon By ANDREW C. REVKIN John Collins Rudolf has posted a thorough overview of the latest murder on the eroding perimeter of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil. There’s been enormous progress in efforts to bring governance to forest frontiers in Brazil since the late 1980s, when I spent months in the western Amazon reporting on the life and assassination of Chico Mendes for “The Burning Season ,” my first book. But pistols and shotguns still sometimes blaze. Here’s a video of a recent TEDx appearance of the new victim, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva , a forest activist and tree nut harvester who was gunned down on Tuesday along with his wife as they rode a motorcycle in Brazil’s still turbulent Para State (for English subtitles, press play, then engage the “cc” closed-captioning button): Read on for the nut of Rudolf’s report and a link ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/28/another-fore...

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Early Tuesday, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, a forest activist and tree nut harvester, and his wife, Maria do Espirito Sa...

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Early Tuesday, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, a forest activist and tree nut harvester, and his wife, Maria do Espirito Sa...