Female Eco-Activists Live in ‘Constant State of Fear’ in Latin America

“In 2015, after receiving anonymous death threats and requesting police protection, community leader Maria das Dores Priante was kidnapped, tortured and executed with multiple shots to the face after being involved in land disputes in Brazil. Earlier this year, two men were charged with her murder. In 2016, Peruvian farmer Maxima Acuna and her husband were badly beaten by trespassers after refusing to sell their land. Their attackers were allegedly hired by the mining company that wanted the land.”

Originally published at News Deeply, 02/05/17
Featured image by John Salzarulo, courtesy of Unsplash

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