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Frontline: Season 1989

1989x09 Murder in the Amazon

  • 1989-04-12T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

Chico Mendes was an environmentalist and a leader of seringueiros, Brazilian rubber tappers, who struggle to defend their forests from destruction by cattle ranchers and developers. Mendes's murder in December 1988 focused international attention on the ecological pillage of millions of acres of Amazonian rain forest.

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