Amazon Indians report more death threats after activists slain

December 8, 2014 2:08 PM

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Amazon Indians report more death threats after activists slain

LIMA/SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling.

The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota and three of his companions followed rising deforestation rates in the Amazon last year, and has deepened concerns that loggers will target tribes as they become more active opponents.

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