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Brazil Ranks Highest in Killing of Land and Environmental Activists

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report released yesterday (April 20th) by a UK-based NGO/non-profit organization, Global Witness, Brazil leads the list of countries with the highest number of activists murdered for defending the environment and land rights in 2014. The study found that in Brazil there were 29 activists killed last year, and acknowledged the number is probably much higher given the lack of reporting in remote areas.

The report states "Globally, it’s likely that the true death toll is higher. Many of the murders we know about occurred . . .

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