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By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is no secret that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is one of the most exploited natural environments on the planet. Over 760,000 km2 (around nineteen percent) of its total area has already been lost...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The number of people murdered in Brazil over land and environmental disputes rose by more than ten percent in 2012, to a total of 32 deaths, according to a land rights...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A leading figure in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (the MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), was assassinated last Thursday evening in the Northern state of...

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