Pedro Alcantara de Souza
Pedro Alcantara de Souza (died 1 April 2010) was a Brazilian land reform activist operating in the state of Pará. He was shot dead on April 1, 2010. Souza was a farmers' union president, and city councilor of Redenção. In 2008, 20 killings have been relate to land issues in the Amazon.
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. 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.
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- "Time - Brazil's Land Reform Murders - The Dark side of economic miracles". 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
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