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 . . .