Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Brazil Orders New Trials in Nun’s Death

Alexei Barrionuevo reports in the NY Times

RIO DE JANEIRO — A court in Brazil ordered new trials on Tuesday for two men accused of murdering an American-born nun in a land dispute in the Amazon rain forest.

Sister Dorothy, who was from Dayton, Ohio, was killed in 2005 after she fought to preserve a piece of jungle that ranchers wanted to clear for logging and cattle ranching. She spent about two decades fighting destruction of the Amazon, and was viewed as a leader in the movement for sustainable development there.

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