Social and environmental rights activist, Dorothy pushed for years the creation of an Amazon sustainable development model area. Died murdered with six shots.
Dorothy Stang, ten years of impunity in the Amazon
Already ten years of the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang. She was killed with six shots at close range, one in the head, without a chance of defense, in Anapu, west of Pará State, Brazil.
The second murder suspect of four asháninkas in Peru was arrested
Authorities of the Public Ministry announced the arrest of the second suspect in the murder of four Ashaninka leaders in Ucayali, occurred in September.
Act remembers two years of murder of extractive couple in Pará
The couple of extractivists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva was ambushed on a road and executed with headshots in Nova Ipixuna, in the east of Pará State. Until today, the people pointed by crime remain unpunished.
Brazil to protect Amazon activists threatened with murder
At least 131 people to receive some form of protection after series of assassinations in tussle over land and resources.