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|Murdered Indigenous Forest Guardian, Amazon Jungle, Brazil, Paulo Paulino Guajajara|
|Justice is for corporations, not for trees.|
This left one Forest Guardian dead and another gravely wounded, according to a press release from Amazon Watch.
Forest defender Paulo Paulino Guajajara was murdered by a shot to the face, while the attack gravely wounded the Forest Guardian leader Laércio Guajajara. One logger is also missing, according to the Maranhão Stae Secretariat of Human Rights.
Sônia Guajajara, of the Guajajara People and leader of the Association of Brazil's Indigenous Peoples (APIB) said: "The Araribóia territory loses another Forest Guardian for defending our territory. Paulinho Guajajajra was killed today in an ambush by loggers. It's time to stop this institutionalized genocide! Stop authorizing the bloodshed of our people!"