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Brazil | Indigenous community wins 20-year legal battle over illegal logging in its reserve

The Ashaninka indigenous community in Brazil has won a two-decade federal court dispute against illegal logging interests, receiving $3 million in compensation and an official apology from companies for cutting down thousands of mahogany, cedar, and other tree species in the Kampa do Rio Amônia Indigenous Reserve.

The settlement was finalized April 1, according to a press release from the federal public prosecutor.

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