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Bolsonaro, the Amazon and the world’s next environmental catastrophe

Brazil’s far-right leader has designs on the rainforest—and we will all suffer the consequences

By Julia Blunck   June 2019

Dorothy Stang was 73 when she was murdered. Cornered by the man who would kill her, she said she did not have a weapon; instead she took out her Bible and read him a couple of verses. The gunman was unmoved—he shot her six times, with extreme brutality for such a frail body, and left her to die.

The murder took place in Anapu, a small city in the Brazilian state of Pará which is more than 2,000km north of Rio. Stang was known to all as Sister Dorothy. A missionary…

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