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Decade of Destruction Part 4: Chico Mendes

Sep. 21, 1990
60 minutes

The series concludes with the story of Chico Mendes, a rubber tapper whose murder in 1988 brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazonian deforestation. Mendes had become a symbol of the struggle between the rubber tappers and landowners. After surviving attempts on his life, Mendes was finally murdered by gunmen allegedly from a neighboring cattle ranch.

Producer(s): Adrian Cowell
Michael Kirk


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