US indicts two in connection with Brazil killing of environmentalist American nun

[JURIST] A grand jury in Washington, DC has indicted two men for the February 12 killing of Dorothy Stang [Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur profile], an American nun who was working in Brazil as an environmentalist. A landowner allegedly offered the two $20,000 for the killing, and faces separate charges in Brazil [official press releases]. It is thought that Stang's work got in the way of land development projects. The killing led Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva [Wikipedia profile] to step up efforts to ease conflicts between loggers, ranchers, and peasants. Bloomberg has more.

 

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