Murder in the Amazon
Remembering the Brazilian environmental campaigner Chico Mendes, shot dead in December 1988 by cattle ranchers. He had become a powerful symbol of the struggle to save the Amazon.
In December 1988 the Brazilian environmental campaigner, Chico Mendes, was shot dead by cattle ranchers. The 44-year-old leader of the rubber tappers union had become a powerful symbol of the struggle to save the Amazon. We hear from those closest to Mendes at the time of his death.
(Photo: Chico Mendes and his family. Credit: Str/AFP/Getty Images)