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December 22, 1998

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Chico Mendes – rubber tapper, trade union leader, and environmental activist – is assassinated by a rancher. Mendes fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest and advocated for the rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous peoples. Mendes was the nineteenth rural activist murdered that year in Brazil.

December 15, 1944

Chico_Mendes_with_Sandino_MendesRubber tapper, trade union leader, and community and environmental activist Chico Mendes is born. Mendes fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest and advocated for the rights of Brazilian workers, peasants, and indigenous peoples. In 1988, a rancher murdered Mendes; he was the nineteenth rural activist murdered that year in Brazil.

December 22, 1998

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Chico Mendes – rubber tapper, trade union leader, and environmental activist – is assassinated by a rancher.  Mendes fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest and advocated for the rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous peoples.  Mendes was the nineteenth rural activist murdered that year in Brazil.

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