Pedro Alcantara de Souza

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Pedro Alcantara de Souza (died 1 April 2010) was a Brazilian land reform activist operating in the state of Pará.[1] He was shot dead on April 1, 2010.[1] Souza was a farmers' union president, and city councilor of Redenção. In 2008, 20 killings have been relate to land issues in the Amazon.[1]

De Souza was shot in the head five times by two men on motorcycles while he was riding his bicycle on the outskirts of the town of Belem.[2] The assassination occurred shortly after the trial of a man accused of masterminding the killing of another rain forest activist in 2005. The activist Dorothy Stang was an American nun was shot and killed in 2005.[3]

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