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Brazil Sends Troops to Amazon Region

Thousand of soldiers were deployed to a lawless Amazon rainforest region where an American nun was shot to death last weekend amid violence between peasants and loggers vying for the area’s vast natural resource riches.Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cut short a visit to Suriname and rushed home, planning to hold an emergency cabinet meeting Thursday on how to deal with the conflict. About 2,000 troops were mobilized to restore order hours after thousands of people converged on this remote Amazon town to bury the bullet-riddled body of Dorothy Stang, the 73-year-old nun who was killed trying to defend the jungle where she had lived for decades.Full Story

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