Brazil to protect Amazon activists threatened with murder

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Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, militant écologiste tué en mai 2011

Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, militant écologiste tué en mai 2011 © AFP PHOTO/Family Picture/HO

At least 131 people to receive some form of protection after series of assassinations in tussle over land and resources

The Brazilian authorities are to provide government protection to activists threatened with murder following a series of killings in the Amazon.

Guardian

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