30 May '11, 4pm

New York Times comenta a morte das lideranças extrativistas: Murder of Activists Raises Questions of Justice in Amazon

Early last Tuesday, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, a forest activist and tree nut harvester, and his wife, Maria do Espirito Santo, drove a motorcycle through Brazil’s northern Para State, in the Amazon rain forest. As they crossed a river bridge, gunmen lying in wait opened fire with a pistol and shotgun, killing them. It was a gruesome attack: before fleeing the scene, the assassins severed one of Mr. da Silva’s ears as a trophy, a signature of hired gunmen in the region. At least 15 bullet casings were found at the scene, reports said . News of the slayings, emerging on the same day that Brazil’s parliament was to vote on a controversial revision of the country’s forest protection laws, rocketed through Brazil’s political classes. Within hours, senior government officials were briefed on the crime and President Dilma Rousseff had ordered an investigation by the federal ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/28/murder-of-amazo...

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 29 May '11, 4pm

Another Forest Defender Falls in the Amazon By ANDREW C. REVKIN John Collins Rudolf has posted a thorough overview of the ...