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Amazon Rainforest Defender Assassinated In Peru After Receiving Death Threats

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  • An ardent defender of the Amazon rainforest was assassinated in Peru on Wednesday after receiving a series of death threats, say local authorities in the region.
  • Quinto Inuma Alvarado, a Kichwa tribal leader well-known and prominent activist leader of the Kichwa community, was shot dead in San Martin, an area located the northern region of the South American country.
  • The Peruvian government, currently under the control of conservative transition President Dina Boluarte, called the killing “cowardly” and her government expressed “deep regret” in a statement released to the public on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
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