Environmentalist slain for protecting Amazon

Leading rainforest champion gunned down because of battle against illegal loggers.

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    After predicting his own murder six months earlier, a leading rainforest champion has reportedly been gunned down in the Brazilian Amazon.

    José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Maria do Espírito Santo, are said to have been killed in an ambush near their home. Their deaths have raised questions about the dangers of protecting Brazil's environment.

    Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Brazil.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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