15 Jun '11, 7pm

Amazon Anti-Logging Activist Murdered, Fifth Time this Happens in the Past Month...

Amazon Anti-Logging Activist Murdered, Fifth Time this Happens in the Past Month...

Amazon Anti-Logging Activist Murdered, Fifth Time this Happens in the Past Month... Photo: Wikipedia , Public domain. The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher Obede Loyla Souza was shot dead, and the most likely cause of his violent killing was a conflict between activists and companies over land and logging in Brazil's rainforest region. This is the fifth murder in a month that is believed to be linked to this situation, and the witness of one of these murders was also killed. "Witnesses who did not want to give their name told Hilario Lopes Costa, a co-ordinator for the watchdog Catholic Land Pastoral [CLP] in Para, said they saw four men in a pickup truck asking for Souza. They and Souza's wife are now afraid for their lives as well," Costa told the media. View the entire comment thread.

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care2.com 15 Jun '11, 10pm

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Last chance to see: the Amazon's Xingu River

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news.mongabay.com 15 Jun '11, 5pm

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