What’s Driving the Violence Against Latin American Environmentalists?
It was three days before Christmas in 1988. Much of the world—following a blisteringly hot summer—had really begun to worry about rising global temperatures. That night, #Chico_Mendes stepped outside of his cottage in Xapuri, #Brazil only to drop dead moments later. Mendes, a unionist rubber tapper and environmentalist, was gunned down by a cattle […]