Brazil Ranked Fourth in World in Number of Environmentalists Murdered in 2018

A new international NGO report points to 20 murders of environmental activists in Brazil in 2018. The Philippines, with 30 victims in 2018, replaced Brazil as the leader in the death toll.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the fourth most murderous country in the world for environmental activists, according to the annual report of the NGO Global Witness published Tuesday, July 30th. There were at least 20 victims in 2018. The Philippines holds the highest number of deaths in the world: 30 murders of people defending the environment.

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