The 'Politics of Death': explore the world's new lawless frontiers

    by Special series from PLACE
    Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:19 BST

A Salvadoran soldier participates in an anti-gang search operation in San Salvador June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A new long-read and eight exclusive stories: discover the meaning of the 'Politics of Death'

Thousands have been attacked and hundreds murdered this year as the global race for resources gathers pace. A new series of nine exclusive stories asks: are the documented killings just the tip of the iceberg?

Discover the meaning of the 'Politics of Death': how global big business is connected to murders and disappearances in lawless new frontiers across the world. 

Read the full story here and travel to eight new frontiers - Honduras, Cambodia, Kenya, Russia, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, and Ethiopia.

'Am I next?' Deadly waiting game for Honduras land activists

The Honduran government has vowed to tackle violence against environmental activists, but campaigners still live in fear of their lives.

Female frontline fails to soften defence of Cambodia land

Government officials and their business cronies are behind a brutal crackdown on female activists resisting the destruction of a lakeside community.

Colonial scars and hunger for grass fuel Kenya land wars

Clashes between farmers and ranch owners in Kenya’s Laikipia region reveal deeper issues of colonialism and land ownership.

Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Residents of the booming Russian capital are fighting for its remaining parks, which are coming under threat from private development.

The Bangladeshi professor defending nature with his life

Braving death threats, Anu Muhammad continues to oppose the building of a potentially disastrous power plant in the world’s largest mangrove forest.

Land conflict and murder go "hand in hand" in Brazil

The aggression of large farming interests leads to spiraling violence against indigenous people in Brazil, where few killers are ever brought to justice.

India's activists in cross-fire as state battles armed uprising over land

Over 3.5 million people in India are affected by land conflicts, where a race for resources pits the state against its own citizens.

The map maker who finds the bodies in Ethiopia's land battle

Endalk Chala is determined to account for every victim of the Ethiopian government’s violent crackdown on protesters.

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