Brazil Tried Only 14 of 300 Murders of Environmental Activists in Last Decade

NGO Human Rights Watch details these criminal organizations' tremendous degree of impunity; they have the logistical capacity to coordinate the extraction, processing, and sale of timber on a large scale in the world's largest tropical forest.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even before Jair Bolsonaro became president and took his speech against nature activists to the summit, Brazil was already the most dangerous country in the world for environmentalists (a ranking Colombia overtook in 2018).

These are crimes that, in the vast majority of cases, have not been solved or even tried. Of the 300 Brazilian Amazon advocates murdered in the past decade, only 14 cases were brought before a court, according . . .

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