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24 January 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Mexico
Brazil
Colombia
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Most of the killings in Latin America took place in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Honduras, according to the report.

Of the 312 human rights defenders murdered across the world in 2017, 212 of them (67.9 percent) were from Latin America, according to a new report by Ireland-based non-profit Front Line Defenders.

The group published the data in its annual Human Rights Defenders at Risk report. 

Per the report, 80 percent of worldwide killings took place in four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines. 

11 August 2017
Honduras

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Using digital technology to record land deals in Honduras can help clean up a corrupt system, protect the poor against eviction and stem violence in the world's most dangerous place for environmental activists, according to an analyst.

Nearly 80 percent of the country's privately held land is either untitled or improperly so, and acquisitions for mining, dams, tourism and other developments are often enforced through violence.

27 July 2017
Honduras

Honduras has the highest murder rate for environmental activists in the world mostly because of conflict over land rights.

Relatives of Berta Caceres, the iconic Indigenous environmentalist from Honduras who was killed in March last year, denounced a "hate campaign" against them Wednesday.

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