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One More Environmental Activist in Brazil Murdered

Following up on the murder of a world-renowned Brazilian rain forest activist and his wife that I wrote about last week, it turns out another environmental activist in the rain forests of Brazil was shot and killed on Friday.

Rainforest Activist and Wife Murdered in Brazil

If you haven’t seen this news, it’s pretty disturbing. A rainforest activist in Brazil (JosΓ© ClΓ‘udio Ribeiro da Silva) who had been working to protect rainforests from logging was shot and killed this week, as well as his wife. This, ironically, happened just a few hours before Brazil horrible new legislation that will increase deforestation in the area.