Brazil remembers Sister Dorothy Stang; landless defenders still threatened

Feb. 12 was the 15th anniversary of Sister Dorothy Stang's assassination in the Amazon region of Brazil. The U.S.-born nun is remembered as a crusader for the poor and the landless and for her love of the land and the Amazon forest.
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Violence against indigenous in Brazil soars, says bishops’ agency

Less than two weeks before the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon was scheduled to begin at the Vatican, the Brazilian bishops' Indigenous Missionary Council reported that the number of indigenous land invasions and indigenous murdered in Brazil in 2018 soared.
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