Honduras just reported the murder of another environmental leader, Lesbia Urquía; while Brazil recently lost the activist Nilce de Souza Magalhães.
Pictures shared on social networks show a dead dolphin, which had presumably become entangled in a net for illegal fishing in the Ibare River, near the city of Trinidad.
The difficult situation of environmental and social activists in Latin America and Colombia
Two cases of prejudice and violence —the murders of Vitor and Dos Santos— are two extremes of a reality that is lived daily by Brazil’s indigenous population.
Nilce Magalhães was a member of the Movement of People Affected by Dams in the state of Rondonia. She had been missing since 7 January.
On Monday December 28 was killed with five shots the environmental leader Hitler Ananias Gonzales Rojas, 34, who led a struggle against dams in the Maranon River.
The leader of Portelinha community, Maria das Dores Salvador Priante, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered 20 days ago in Iranduba, as a result of agrarian conflict with the accused of ordering the crime.
Raimundo Rodrigues dos Santos was murdered in Maranhão state, Brazil, after threats for denouncing illegal logging. He was murdered when he came home.
Raimundo was a counselor Reserve since 2012 and also participated in the Rural Workers Union of Bom Jardim, opposing the action of loggers in the region.
The Ka’apor risk their lives to evict loggers from their land. In the midst of conflict, indigenous leader is killed.