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Frontline: Season 1990

1990x20 Decade of Destruction Part 4: Chico Mendes

  • 1990-09-21T20:00:00-05:00 on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

The series concludes with the story of Chico Mendes, a rubber tapper whose murder in 1988 brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazonian deforestation. Mendes had become a symbol of the struggle between the rubber tappers and landowners. After surviving attempts on his life, Mendes was finally murdered by gunmen allegedly from a neighboring cattle ranch.

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