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Indigenous ‘Guardian of the Forest’ Murdered by Criminal Loggers in Brazilian Amazon

The man, known as Lobo, was just one of at least 135 indigenous people murdered in the Amazon over the last year.

Paulo Paulino Guajajara was hunting on Friday inside the Arariboia reservation in Maranhao state when he was attacked and killed by illegal loggers. He was an indigenous Indian “forest guardian,” seen here painting his face on Arariboia indigenous land in Brazil.
(Image: © Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino/Newscom)

Paulo Paulino Guajajara, a 26-year-old member of the Guajajara indigenous group living in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, was murdered on Friday (Nov. 1) by a group of loggers working illegally in the area.

Mr. Guajajara, also known as Lobo (Spanish for “wolf”), was on a hunting expedition with a friend when five loggers ambushed the pair, Reuters reported. During the encounter, the loggers shot Lobo in the face, killing him, and they seriously wounded his friend, a tribal leader named Laercio Guajajara, sending him to the hospital. One of the loggers was also reported dead, according to Reuters.

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The most terrifying serpent snakes in the world

To many, snakes are terrifying no matter what they are. Even the tiniest of garter snakes can send an otherwise-brave soul running for the hills. But not all snakes are created equal. While some are perfectly harmless, and even kind of cute, others are just plain freaky and scary, even for the biggest snake lover you know.

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