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Brazil as World’s Most Dangerous Place for Environmentalists

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a report released on Monday by non-governmental organization Global Witness, Brazil ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and land activists. The NGO states that fifty activists were killed in 2015, an increase of 59 percent compared to 2014.

“In 2015, Brazil recorded more killings of land and environmental defenders than any previous year. The Brazilian government must do more to protect activists and stop the killings of land and environmental defenders,” states the report On Dangerous Ground released by the Global Witness . . .

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