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Brazilian Indigenous Leader Killed in Amazon

HeadlineNov 04, 2019

In Brazil, indigenous leader Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot dead Saturday in the Amazon in the northeastern state of Maranhão. Illegal loggers reportedly ambushed and then opened fire on land protectors with the group Guardians of the Forest. Another Guardian was injured in the ambush but escaped. Attacks against indigenous people have increased since Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office and opened the Amazon up to increased logging, mining and agribusiness companies. We’ll have more on Brazil after headlines.

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