Peasant activist shot dead in Brazil’s Amazon region

Associated Press: Confiscated illegally logged timber floats down the Guam river delta in Pará, Brazil. A landless peasant activist has been killed by a gunshot to his head outside his home in Brazil, the fifth murder in a month amid a conflict over land and logging in Brazil's Amazon region. The body of Obede Loyla Souza was found over the weekend in the dense forest surrounding his home in Esperança, a settlement in the state of Pará, said Hilario Lopes Costa, co-ordinator for the watchdog Catholic Land Pastoral......

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