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Retrial on the killing of a rainforest activist

Dorothy Stang was an American nun and rainforest activist, one of many people murdered in Brazil for standing up for the rights of the poor and against the destruction of the Amazonian forest.  As many as 1100 activists, small farmers, judges and priests have been killed in the last 20 years.  A Catholic bishop has to wear a bulletproof vest because of threats to his life.  Now a court in Brazil has ordered the arrest and retrial of a rancher who was previously found not guilty of orchestrating Stang's murder.

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