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Brazil is the most dangerous country in the world for environmentalists

Protesto Greenpeace ATL em Brasília - Ambientalistas - environmentalists - killings

A graveyard of 8.5 million km². For the fifth consecutive year, Brazil is the country where most people were murdered in the world in defense of the environment. According to the report released yesterday by the international NGO Global Witness, never has so many environmentalists been killed as in 2016: there were 200 murders, 49 of them in Brazil.

“We believe that the number of deaths is higher, they do not always reach public awareness,” says Billy Kyte of Global Witness.

If there are doubts about numbers, the cause of the increase in violence in the countryside in Brazil is known: the overwhelming expansion of agribusiness.

Via Rio Times

Photo: Reuters

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