By Bianca Oliveira
SÃO PAULO – In a report released this Sunday (12) by the NGO Global Witness, Latin America stands out as the most lethal region to defenders of the environment and land rights, as it concentrates 7 among the 10 countries that registered the most deaths of activists.
Brazil ranks 3rd in Latin America and 4th in the world, with 20 activist murders throughout 2020. More than 70% of the country’s cases took place in the Amazon and half of them targeted indigenous and riverine peoples.
Colombia leads the ranking,