NGO: In Brazil, 24 Environmental Activists Were Killed in 2019, up from 20 in 2018

Worldwide, the organization recorded 212 deaths last year of people defending their homes and resisting the destruction of nature. In 2018, the total number reached 164 deaths.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil was among the three countries with the highest number of killings of environmental activists in 2019. The data is part of an annual report by Global Witness, which surveys attacks on land and environmental defenders. In 2019, 24 activists were murdered in Brazil. In 2018, this record had reached 20 victims, according to the international organization's data.

In the ranking of violence in the countryside, Colombia stands out as the country with the most cases. There were 64 deaths in 2019, followed by the Philippines (43), Brazil (24), Mexico (18), Honduras (14), and Guatemala . . .

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