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Latin America 'Most Dangerous Region in the World' for Land and Rights Defenders: Report


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Latin America 'Most Dangerous Region in the World' for Land and Rights Defenders: Report

Nika Knight, staff writer

Human rights and land defenders face unprecedented levels of violence, torture, abductions, and murder across Latin America, according to a report published Tuesday by the Center for International and Environmental Law (CIEL)—and the situation is even worse for Indigenous people.

The findings echoed an earlier report from human rights group Global Witness that showed an increasing number of land defenders being murdered worldwide.