• Categories
  • Archives

Suspect of Killing US Nun Had Been Fined

One of the four suspects of involvement in the murder of American missionary Dorothy Stang, who is being chased by the Brazilian Justice, cattle farmer Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura, had already been fined twice by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama).

In an interview to Agência Brasil, the executive-manager of Ibama in the state of Pará, Marcí­lio Monteiro, informed that, last year, the farmer was fined twice, in the total value of US$ 1 million – for deforestation and for having put fire in an Area of Permanent Preservation (APP) located in the area of Anapu (Pará).


Suspect of being instigator of the crime against the nun, occurred on Saturday, February 12, in Anapu,  Moura was fined in November 2004 for starting the fire of a thousand hectares of native forest in a preservation area. The fine was for US$ 500,000 ( 1,5 million reais).


According to Monteiro, the area was embargoed by Ibama since September last year. The measure was taken after the farmer had been fined. “Besides having disrespected the embargo, Vitalmiro burned the area to plant grass and to do pasture,” said Ibama’s official. In this case, the fine also was for 1.5 million reais (US$ 500,000).


Between August and November 2004, Ibama had apprehended in Anapu 30 chainsaws and other equipment used in the deforestation. Monteiro explains that the filings are administrative measures and affirms that the case was referred to Pará’s Public Ministry, the organ in charge of  environmental crime.


According to the representative of Ibama, another farmer suspect of having participated in the death of Dorothy, Regivaldo Pereira Galvão, also was fined by inspectors of the organ last year.


Galvão was fined US$ 250,000 for starting a  fire in 500 hectares of native forest. “I have the impression that there is some relationship between both suspects”, says Monteiro.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Products Win Design Awards in the US

Twelve Brazilian designers won the most important prize for the segment in the world, ...

Are we hiding our black heritage?

Brazilians should be teaching the world and the US in particular the way to ...

Creative Design Is Paying Off for Brazil

Cariocas (the people in the city of Rio de Janeiro, located in the southeastern ...

Mud and Chaos in Brazilian Music

Brazil’s Mangue Beat musical movement shows us that the dividing line between the public ...

New Tribe of Uncontacted Indians Found in Brazilian Amazon

Once again another of Brazil’s uncontacted Indian tribes has been spotted in the country. ...

Piracy: In Brazil, If It Can Be Copied It Will Be

Brazil has always been the target of pirates, starting in the 16th century, when ...

Brazil’s Lula Goes on a Good-Bye Tour Spreading Money and Good Will

Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is on a tour of Latin America ...

Minas Gerais cannot wait

No Brazilian state is growing at Minas Gerais’s pace. The state which has been ...

COVER STORY

Gray land At the start of the century, Brazilians’ life expectancy was a mere ...