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Brazil Arrests Suspected Murder of US Nun, Charges Him with Land Grabbing

Regivaldo Pereira Galvão A Brazilian  rancher suspected of the murder of rainforest activist Dorothy Stang, an American missionary, was detained by the police in Brazil  for allegedly acquiring titles illegally to land that the United States religious woman died trying to defend.

The detention of Regivaldo Pereira Galvão, aka as Taradão (Big Pervert), 42, at his home in -Altamira, in the Amazon state of Pará, could lead to the reopening of the case in the death of nun Ms Stang, 73, who was shot in February 2005 amid a dispute with ranchers over land she wanted, brought under government protection.

Prosecutors say Galvão and another rancher hired men to kill Ms Stang over the disputed Amazon land. Galvão, who denies any role in the missionary's death, was arrested in 2005, but he was freed on bail by Brazil's Supreme Court in 2006 and he has since used appeals to avoid trial.

Galvão has denied any role in Stang's death, arguing he had no interest in the lands Stang was defending.

But prosecutors say that in November he went before Brazil's Incra land reform agency to present documents showing he owns the disputed land and wants it back – casting doubt on one of his main defenses.

A second rancher accused in Stang's murder, Vitalmiro Moura, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in May 2007. But Moura's sentence was overturned earlier this year after a gunman confessed to killing Stang and said he acted alone. Gunman Rayfran das Neves Sales was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Stang was born in Dayton, Ohio, and spent three decades trying to preserve the rain forest and defending the rights of poor settlers who confronted powerful ranchers seeking their lands in the Amazon's wild frontier.

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  • FORREST ALLEN BRAOW

    if you take out American and place brasil you have it
    one where i shop there is no walmart .
    look to child laubor laws in brasil .and compare it to the US
    FDA in china is trying to regulate the medicen made there as like brasil just do enough to get by no matter who it hurts
    you have seen all the lead painted toys sent to the states , it has gotton to the point you have to stop the goods at the point of origin
    not when they have entered the country
    exumas are nice being at the toung of the ocean the water moves past faster than in back waters where the tanaic acid sets up and discolors the water .
    and puts toxins into the water ,go to JP in brasil look at the river or any river in brasil see how the mangroves have choked off the natural flow
    ans sanded in most of the bays and sea ports .
    the middle class in brasil has the same mantality as thoes in the rest of the world new found simi wealth has its keep up with the jones or be left behind .
    I dont car pool i dont even own a car and in 17 days i will not own land any more , my boat uses 1 pint of disel fule an hour when i have my mains on and yet i travel
    all ove the place .
    i shop at the open markets on the different islands and lands i go to .
    i see you can spend very much time condeming the US but neve a bad word about you home land ,
    is that not a hypocrite , I complane about the US and brasil but you only choose to condem the US .
    where your kids are safer than brasil, your kids can go to school and learn something , your chances of being killed are less than in brasil

    I can show you tons of other films and numbers about over hunting ,marine life , and governments useing money to do things most people
    would find out right stupid .
    but they would rather see if paris hilton was doing another man , LL is still a lesbian , and obama will save them all
    hard to turn a blind eye to out right stupidie as we have put in office but you get what you elect

    DARWIN told us only the strong will survive from where i set most the time the human race is on a path of
    the dodo bird just a matter of time
    as a race we have killed ourselves we just dont know we are dead yet

    still we agree not to agree

  • FORREST ALLEN BRAOW

    trophy is to me stupid i get a better thrill killing people that need killing
    but look at it this way in the US anmila control is to the point of deer in texas some where in the millions , because of laws , police, and respct for that part of the enviroment , same as wild hogs , elk , bear , most all fish and game in the states are under hunt by time and stamp whitch you have to buy from a goverment enity .

    so killing big cats for teeath is a need not greed they dont eat them just sell off the trohpy parts, how many big cats are still in the amazon ???
    i bet the US has more mountian lions than brasil has cats living .free
    explain to me your idea of a person killing for trophy and eating the meat , that has paid for a lisen to kill said creature , and some brasilian that does not want to
    fish or farm to make a living but killing off anmials for sell , sounds like greed to me , like the people capturing birds and selling them for money when it is illegle
    to start with .

    as far as the US causing poluition in china well that is there greed killing off not the US , the US does not go over and tell them to
    displace there swamps , kill of the mangroves .that is greed
    now when a cloumbian grows coca plants instead of corn to feed his people is that the fault of the world or just the US ?
    the US gets blamed for every thing that is bad in the world the middle east right know is our fault and sence you live in the states it is your fault also
    by living there guilt by assocaition .

    mangroves were not in brasil until after the black ships came from the asian ports and spread the seeds . there is a genome survay going on
    now looking into the spread of plants and animals , like the old weasterns on TV tumble weeds were not in the US until the 1860 to 70
    as they come from russia but yet there they are the US tumble weed not the russian weed !!!

    fish were breading on the reefs long before the mangroves ever came around the world , if i park my boat for any time the sgt majors breed on the hull of my boat.
    NATURE DOES FIND A WAY
    get one of your rich friends to fly you over the bahamas look at the ends of the islands where the mangroves have taken hold look at the ugly water , take a sample of it ,
    then fly over the other side see how clear the water is , take a sample of it big difference .
    go to the southern rain forest in brasil how much greed did it take to kill it off , the brasilian cheery where is it ?
    the US forest service trys to keep pace with the needs , as right now over well over 35 % of wood cut in US is farm rasied .
    in brasil the only farm rasied wood is the ones used for your poll barns in the south of the country , that i know of .

    matter of social responsibility and how do you think the US or any other country has a hand at this , if the US says something to brasil lula , chaves , cry there eyes out on TV about how bad the US is .
    the people of that country shouls hold there own leaders to task , and even there own people by turning thoes whom break the law , and even uphold the law them selves.

    all in all we agree not to agree on a thing ???????????????
    chalk it up to clutral differences i guess

  • FORREST ALLEN BRAOW

    WELL AT LEAST THE US IS TRYING
    in the US at least we rise or fall on our own , the US has been around for some 260 years while brasil is 500 or so but yet the laws are enforced better int he US than brasil , and as you said the world needs the amazon it also needs the north and south polls who is asking for money to protect them ?
    the UN does little in the eco system of the world , what the people dont understand is we are all interdependt on each other what one does affects us all in some way ,
    and for thoes of you whom dont beleive me , sence last week oil has jump 3.9 % just on what is going on in israil .
    the world does not listen to people like you and i as the greed of man removes all loglic .

    look to sao louis and the korean and chines fishing boats as they unload tons of ill gotten fish turtles but brasil still lets them do it
    look at the chinese if it has eyes they keep it on there boats .
    japan still kills more whals & dolphins than any country 4 times there size .
    you move about the amazon and in all the villeges they try to sell you teeth of big cats still with blod and flesh on them claws of sloths same as the cats
    feathers of haisian macalws
    all based on greed .
    every time i see the killing off of wiled horses , donkeys , all to make a buck it pisses me off.
    and the people claim (well they are not indiginus to the eary )so it was an introduced speices and dont belong .

    but yet for some stupid reason all countries will not kill off the mangroves , whitch came fron south east aisa
    and have made it around the world and aid in polution around the world .
    yes they save land from major storm surge , but at the same time release acid into the water and turn it brown ,
    build up mud whitch discolors the water , covers the reef and or kills off the coral .

    it is all cause and effect based on greed .
    we cant deinvent the wheel but we can change government and laws , based on natural life but
    people of the world have to think AT WHAT POINT WILL THE WORLD GET TO POUPLATED TO SUPPORT THE LIKES OF MAN .
    to me we are there .in so many ways .

    i have started looking at all governments and business as lires doing for money not for good

  • Shelly1

    Forrest
    [quote]DARWIN told us only the strong will survive from where i set most the time the human race is on a path of
    the dodo bird just a matter of time
    as a race we have killed ourselves we just dont know we are dead yet
    [/quote]

    Great piece, I agree with you. Where we are heading there is no return. At my organization we fight against this against that. Sue the Federal government for not protecting the sea turtles etc. We talk about “there is not time left” for the climate change crisis–F.U.C.K. if the person who coined this phrase is right, he/she knows the truth. We don’t have time left, period! Whatever the U.S. does with the carbon cuts, it is too late China, Brazil, India, and Russia will not bend over. Sadly enough, I wish I was a skeptic and didn’t believe in climate change. I would rather see the world though a rose tinted glass.

  • Shelly1

    opps
    ou also know that your country is not pedestrian, cyclist, or public transportation friendly! 😉

  • Shelly1

    also…
    when I lived in Brazil, I went to my feira every in Ipanema. When I lived there, most of my fish, fruits, and vegetables came from the feira vendor. Here you have the organic markets open in the summer only. One struggles to find fresh and healthy food in this country–hence the high number of obese people!

    You also know that your country is not pedestrian, cyclist, or public transportation. I spend at least 3 hours of my day between buses and trains–hardly selfish!

    I hate Paris Hilton!

  • Shelly1

    Forrest
    [quote]i see you can spend very much time condeming the US but neve a bad word about you home land , [/quote]

    Sorry, but you are way wrong here. I believe I criticize Brazil far more than most Brazilian posters. I criticize both countries when I feel that things aren’t right. Costinha is my witness, I get sent to the kitchen and worse places (hehehhe) because I point out to the failures of Brazil.

    I think you are being over sensitive (I have noticed that Americans tend to be like that when their homeland gets criticized), but then again, that i all you guys do while on this board.

    So I think we are even!

  • Shelly1

    on mangroves
    fish were breading on the reefs long before the mangroves ever came around the world , if i park my boat for any time the sgt majors breed on the hull of my boat.
    [quote]NATURE DOES FIND A WAY [/quote]

    Not always. You seem to forget that when coral reefs are diminishing all over the world, therefore the few habitats left have to be preserved. You could say that about Climate Change and other current environmental issues. In biological sense, man is altering its environment FASTER than nature’s recovery time. I suppose you know that not all fishes reproduce at the same age!

    [quote]get one of your rich friends to fly you over the bahamas look at the ends of the islands where the mangroves have taken hold look at the ugly water , take a sample of it ,
    then fly over the other side see how clear the water is , take a sample of it big difference . [/quote]

    I don’t need any rich friend to take me to the Bahamas. Last year I went there, around the Exumas, dove on several coral reef heads and visited the Blue Hole. The mangroves are doing just fine and the water seemed clearer than ever! Also, the amount of biodiversity was great. There were several species of shark and tons of baby fish. The problem with the water is pollution from the island, that is the biggest threat. Also, there were new developments all over the place, the only area not permitted to have construction was the Exumas, which are protected under the Bahamas Land and Sea Park. I went there, it has one visitor center with a dead whale carcass in front-killed by ingestion of plastic and one Haitian boat-the people perished and then there is Boo-boo Hill.

    Even the park naturalists understand the importance of mangroves. They have a great exhibition with educational component of the Exumas Land and Sea Park, and each type of mangrove is identified with a large green placard with scientific name and the biological function of the mangrove.

    See, I don’t need rich friends to take me anywhere. I did my research there and in D.R.

    go to the southern rain forest in brasil how much greed did it take to kill it off , the brasilian cheery where is it ?
    the US forest service trys to keep pace with the needs , as right now over well over 35 % of wood cut in US is farm rasied .
    in brasil the only farm rasied wood is the ones used for your poll barns in the south of the country , that i know of

  • Shelly1

    trailer
    http://www.highplainsfilms.org/mov/killingcoyote.mov

    Forrest, other endangered species end-up poisoned and killed! All in the name of GREED!

  • Shelly1

    being socially responsible
    Also Forrest, I am not a hypocrite. I usually shop at my local Whole Foods, buy organic products and even my clothing is from places where sell recycled materials. I am an environmental conscious person, we only drive on car, although with 4 kids we could drive 2 or 3. During the week I car pool, take the bus and metro to work. Again, I could drive.

    I try, whenever I can, buy U.S. made goods. Generally they are of better quality and I think we need to bring the jobs back to America. Ask yourself, why do you think the U.S. opened a F.D.A. in China?

  • Shelly1

    [quote]but look at it this way in the US anmila control is to the point of deer in texas some where in the millions , because of laws , police, and respct for that part of the enviroment , same as wild hogs , elk , bear , most all fish and game in the states are under hunt by time and stamp whitch you have to buy from a goverment enity [/quote]

    You are talking about duck stamp and the P-R Act, which condones the killing of ducks as a sport, many hunters that I know hunt as trophy hunters, not what you are trying to claim here. Unless you are a native Alaskan, I don’t see why the fuck you have to hunt a wolf by helicopter. There is absolute crap to say that you guys have more respect for your environment, you have a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico caused by Americans only, excess nutrients from your farming practice.

    [quote]
    as far as the US causing poluition in china well that is there greed killing off not the US , the US does not go over and tell them to
    displace there swamps , kill of the mangroves .that is greed
    now when a cloumbian grows coca plants instead of corn to feed his people is that the fault of the world or just the US ?
    the US gets blamed for every thing that is bad in the world the middle east right know is our fault and sence you live in the states it is your fault also
    by living there guilt by assocaition .
    [/quote]

    Sure, you don’t tell the Chinese what to do, but in America nobody gives a dam about little tiny fingers stitching a pair of jeans. GAP, NIKE, Walmart, all have been found guilty of “allowing” child labor to occur in China in order for Americans to have a cheap jeans- have you heard of the expression “there is no free luch”? America is guilty by association. Also, from plastic bottles with BPA, from contaminated mattresses, America doesn’t give a hoot, unless it is done cheaply and it doesn’t harm its own consumers. You can’t have your cake and eat it too! Your government is sleeping with the devil, and it has taken the jobs overseas because cheap labor and cheap goods, greedy politicians and greed business do not care about how the goods are made-corporate social responsibility has to include the interest of society as a whole, is a theoretical concept that goes beyond the statutory and promulgated regulations. In America, this a a new phenomena, be socially responsible has not reached the everyday Jane and Joe, let alone your big corporations. Ask yourself why!

    s[quote]o killing big cats for teeath is a need not greed they dont eat them just sell off the trohpy parts, how many big cats are still in the amazon ???
    i bet the US has more mountian lions than brasil has cats living .free
    explain to me your idea of a person killing for trophy and eating the meat , that has paid for a lisen to kill said creature , and some brasilian that does not want to
    fish or farm to make a living but killing off anmials for sell , sounds like greed to me , like the people capturing birds and selling them for money when it is illegle
    to start with . [/quote]

    You are out of your mind, you have a very diminish population of cats in the U.S. mainly due to habitat loss, hunting, and genetic inbreeding. Look at the Puma case in Florida, it is loosing its habitat because of the sugar industry. The USFWS had to bring other cats from other parts of the US and now geneticists aren’t even sure the cat you have in FL is indeed a Puma and not some crosss-breed cat. Surely you must know that extinction can also be induced by habitat loss! Yes, you do pay a license, I know hunters in this country who do not kill to eat the meat, mainly are white, mid-class Americans with a macho ego and feel as if they have a right to kill an animal. You have rallies where coyotes are killed and the group that kills more gets a big cash prize, doesn’t sound like a case of greed? I don’t have anything against traditional killing to eat, to feed a family. See a movie-documentary “Killing coyotes”, one realizes how disgusting the American hunters can be!

    “It is estimated that 400,000 coyotes are trapped, shot and poisoned in America every year. Many are killed using your tax dollars. Many more are killed for fun, cash and prizes. Still, they continue to thrive”

    http://www.highplainsfilms.org/fp_killcoyote.html

    Also, go back to TRAFFIC website, AMERICA BUYS THE MOST AMOUNT OF ILLEGAL ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE WORLD! Most illegal timber, animal parts, and by-product come to this country. China and the Chinese medicine is second!
    to the U.S.!

    I am not surprised that you think that those people in the Amazon are greedy, you are just being another arrogant gringo!

    America still has a long way to go before it can tell other countries what to do with its own natural resources. Arrogance in not the way to handle the situation.

  • Shelly1

    Forrest
    [quote]i have started looking at all governments and business as lires doing for money not for good
    [/quote]

    I have to 100% fully agree with you there.

    However, only recently has the U.S. banned shrimp from Asian countries that destroyed its mangroves. We, in America, don’t preach what we believe in. From the Gulf of Mexico to Florida and the East Coast you will find serious coastal degradation.

    [quote]n the US at least we rise or fall on our own , the US has been around for some 260 years while brasil is 500 or so but yet the laws are enforced better int he US than brasil[/quote]

    Not true, the U.S. is dependent on the Chinese to run its home account. There is not a single nation out there that could survive and give its citizens a decent living without depending on someone else. If you sell goods and by goods from someone, you are at their mercy. Laws in Brazil were meant to be broken, that is the mentality of the government and some people. Here laws were made to be ignored, it is there, but still you ignore it. The U.S. has the Endangered Species Act, but people out west use the “shoot, shove, and shut-up” approach to any endangered species found on their land.

    There are countless of occasions, it gets boring after a while, where your laws don’t get followed through, even by your federal agencies!

    Also I don’t agree with the mangrove analysis. Mangroves are important fish nursery habitat, without it, the fish you see in coral reefs would be gone! I have seen nurse sharks, baby yellow tomtates, baby Sargent majors and others. They are also major land builders and help stop erosion, sedimentation fluctuation, and are great at absorbing wave energy.

    We in America have contributed to the pollution in China and the destruction of mangroves in Asia by allowing our imports to come from countries that do not take care of its environment. This is a matter of social responsibility, we are an accomplice.

    [quote]you move about the amazon and in all the villeges they try to sell you teeth of big cats still with blod and flesh on them claws of sloths same as the cats
    feathers of haisian macalws
    all based on greed .
    every time i see the killing off of wiled horses , donkeys , all to make a buck it pisses me off.
    and the people claim (well they are not indiginus to the eary )so it was an introduced speices and dont belong [/quote]

    Hardly correct again, people in that region need to be educated on the ecological role of species. In Rio, an organization that I know of, had the same issue. The education component was the core of the organization, in the end, people were turning in their mico-leao!

    People in the region DO NOT KILL FOR GREED, but NECESSITY! You are incorrect and naive to think that, even though you live in Brazil you have not been able to understand the basic principle of greed and need! Here, in America TURTLES (bycatch) and other animals are killed for TROPHY HUNTING, THAT IS GREED, NOT NEED.

    Forrest, I could only agree with you on one part, politicians are all the same in every corner of this planet!

  • Shelly1

    Forrest
    Also, just to give you a heads up, when turtles are caught and released, nobody really knows what happens to them. When injured, they are vulnerable to predation and their chances of survival diminishes. The biggest threat to sea turtles is commercial fishing practices, habitat loss, and climate change.

    The scientists met in Europe this year to discuss TACs with all the countries involved. Just to let you know, the 18% cut back that you mentioned is in accordance with the biological capacity of the stock, which according to top scientists for the organization that I work for, is quite high and many NGOs and environmental groups would like the U.S. to put a lower TAC for the fishery.

    Year classes can fluctuate due to several reasons, including nutrients, predation, weather, and biological reasons. Therefore, it would be wise to set a lower TAC, below the biological reproduction to ensure that species of tuna can recover. Otherwise, we’ll experience what happened to the Atlantic Cod (which was a crime in itself), a good book on the issue is ” A lament for an Ocean by Michael Harris, an intriguing and infuriating story of collapse of the cod industry which was caused by greed politicians and fisherman alike!

    More on tuna!

    http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/the-tuna-tragedy-of-the-commons/?scp=2&sq=tuna&st=cse

  • Shelly1

    Forrest, check the U.S. Code!!!!
    nets used by commerical fishermen in the states even shrimpers have to have a turtle gate in them to let the turtle have a way out .
    [quote]there is a % killed by ileagle fishing , but none compared to what are killed in brasil evey year for food . and trinkets and trash sold to the tourtis from europ
    the US also has a ban on any item made of turtle shell from comming into the country

    as far as tuna only one big eye tuna are allowed each season per boat , and the tuna boats have been lost most of there permits .
    in past 20 years , the yellow tail and jack tunas have been cut back by 18% in the past 10 years .
    [/quote]

    Forrest, you need to check your facts! Look at the Ocean Conservancy website and look at the promulgated regulations for TEDS at the NFMS website. You are partly correct, but wrong about the usage of TEDS. Since I work with Ocean conservation, I will agree that illegal fishing practices are damaging to turtles, however I will disagree with you. TEDS or Turtle Excluder Devices are mandatory in shrimp fishing only. However summer flounder and other fisheries is not. Check NOAA or NFMS! That is why many NGOS have drafted a bill and it looks as if the mid-july the Sea Turtle Protection Act will come through making it mandatory for trawl fisheries to use TEDS. Dredges are also very damaging to benthic environment and the scallop fishery kills just as many turtles per year. The biggest one is the longline fishery.

    You should check your facts and find more about the level of killing and devastation done by the fishing industry. If people kill turtles to eat, then fair enough, but in America-home of the brave, land of the free, people kill turtles as bycatch and discard so much food! WHAT A SHAME!

    Also, check the TRAFFIC website, you will be surprised to find out that the U.S. is the biggest market in the world, after China, for endangered species parts and Washington D.C. has the biggest illegal trade of bush meat in the world.

    [quote]on your farmers clear cutting land for cattle to graze , yes the BLM allows them to graze in the US but they are not
    allowed to kill off other grazing anmils , or cut trees , oil compaines use thies lands also to drill for oil & gas
    but with honest politicans , police , enforceing the laws it works , not the pay as you go as done in brasil has (kill some one pay off, clear cut land you dont own , pay some one off) on the same lines brasilian people just take land they dont own some out of poverty ,but most for greed .
    [/quote]

    Again, not 100% ;right. Only after the Wild Burros and Asses Act did your farmers stop killing wild animals. And you know that if you call APHIS and complain about a coyote, the Service has the option to remove or kill the animal! How about the wolfs? Allowed to be hunted by helicopters! You can cut trees, some forests in this country (mostly out west) are “working forests”. You can also dig for oil and extract minerals from National Parks, it is in the U.S. Code as a multipurpose use and you know that people were silently removed (by force) from the Shemnandoah Park.

    Besides, America has plenty of lying, cheating, and corrupt politicians. Your Senate seats were always for grab, the only problem now is that the dirty laundry was washed in public!

    There is no cure for pathological liars, you can treat with meds, but the problem is always there.

    I rather deal with a liar, at least I know he is a dishonest person. I rather deal with a liar than a with a “make believe cured by Paxil” liar-those are dangerous. Without medical coverage, he/she is out of luck!

    Forrest, America has a long way to go yet and has no scientific or logical reason to tell Brazil what to do with its natural resources. I think what is needed is a bit less arrogance and a spirit of true cooperation between Brazil and the international community. I agree, Brazil has a long way to go, but since the world needs the Amazon, it should pay for it! You have polluted and continue to do so and now you tell me I can do it? “It ain’t gonna fly”!

    Check the NY Times today, lovely story about how the E.P.A. fucks up (it happens everyday, business my friend have their hands all over the E.P.A, NOAA, and USFWS).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/washington/01epa.html?_r=1&ref=science

  • FORREST ALLEN BRAOW

    shelly check your facts
    nets used by commerical fishermen in the states even shrimpers have to have a turtle gate in them to let the turtle have a way out .
    there is a % killed by ileagle fishing , but none compared to what are killed in brasil evey year for food . and trinkets and trash sold to the tourtis from europ
    the US also has a ban on any item made of turtle shell from comming into the country

    as far as tuna only one big eye tuna are allowed each season per boat , and the tuna boats have been lost most of there permits .
    in past 20 years , the yellow tail and jack tunas have been cut back by 18% in the past 10 years .

    on your farmers clear cutting land for cattle to graze , yes the BLM allows them to graze in the US but they are not
    allowed to kill off other grazing anmils , or cut trees , oil compaines use thies lands also to drill for oil & gas
    but with honest politicans , police , enforceing the laws it works , not the pay as you go as done in brasil has (kill some one pay off, clear cut land you dont own , pay some one off) on the same lines brasilian people just take land they dont own some out of poverty ,but most for greed .
    brasil ranchers need to cut out the money paied to the middle men that make all the money and profit ,like the beer compines they have no discount for beer , as club owners pay the same as the store owners with very little room for profit , as in the US a club owned pays about 34 cents a bottle for a beer and sells it for $1.50 that way they spred te wealth . not let owners of one control the market ,

    yes prisons are full inthe US but a full 34% are illeagle aliens , Texas puts to death people all the time at a price of $3.000.000a person , but you have people saying it is rong to kill some one for killing someone , (go figure that way of thinking ) brasilian style i guess.

    the US learned a while back it had to rebuild its natural resorces and started president teddy roseavelt started the national parks , kenndy started the clean up of lands , johnson set wide renging laws to clean up ever thing even to getting rid of road sings on inter state hwys , the US has cleaned up its act but is far from done , and trying to teach brasil how to do it .
    but like you said pay brasil to fix the amazon last i hurd brsil wanted $750.000.000 from the US to spend any way they wanted to do so on fixing the amazon
    YEA RIGHT THAT WILL HAPPEN ) how many people would get rich from any country giving brasil money with no control of spending ,

    pathological liar is a medical trate , that can be treated with proper drugs ,
    brasilian are just liars for profit .
    you tell me whitch is worse

    I WILL KEEP MY GUBS , GOLD & FREDOM .
    YOU KEEP YOUR CHANGE

    THAT IS WHY I ONLY BELEIVE IN ME

  • Shelly1

    Forrest
    Many people have died and will die in the region. The Brazilian government has no interest in saving the Amazon. I would like to see countries pay to keep the forest intact, it will be a good compromise-pay for what it would be worth economically. America and Europe have destroyed its ecosystem and it continues to do so. Please, don’t be a fool to think that your country has clean hands here, you will see, in your lifetime, the extinction of the tuna fish! Your country authorizes the killing of hundreds of sea turtles each year, even tough the loggerhead is on the endangered species list. Please, look at your own “umbigo” before pointing fingers. That is what NGOs, especially American NGOS do in Brazil. They believe they are better than a Brazilian ecologist. No wonder Lula has tightened the belt on WWF and others.

    Both Europe and America has denied decreasing TAC, WHAT A SHAME! Shark fining is allowed in Europe, even tough apex predators are on the brink of extinction. Shame on Europe!

    I think we should have the death penalty, obviously there are gangs of ranchers in the Amazon. I am for the death penalty, but have to say, your prisons are full of people who has committed heinous crimes!
    Forrest, I want to see and hear from you real solutions that would increase the same job opportunity and earnings for a rancher doing another job. America allows cows to graze on public lands and most of your national forests are multi-purpose use: meaning that recreational, preservation, extractivism of minerals, oil, and wood are permitted!

    Buy a book on Natural Resources Law (American) by my good friend Michael Bean. Soon you will learn that America is a pathological liar!

    Don’t be a preacher of what you don’t believe in!

  • forrest allen brown

    go to jail for land grabing
    rember it was just a gringo he killed or had killed .

    why should any brasilian worrie about just killing a 73 year old NUN .

    send him to jail for land grabing what is that worth .

    lets see six year for killing a TV reportor

    so a old gringo nun that the US or any one does not care about .

    time served under house arestt .

    GO BRASIL GO US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    LET THEM KILL ALL OF US OFF AS THEY ARE AN ALLY

    what is the inconvencie of a few US citisen compared to
    the love of brasil for the US

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