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82 DEATH THREATS : Conservation superhero José Román Carrera

The Rainforest Alliance’s Carrera put his life on the line to protect forests in his native Guatemala. Now, he even provides scholarships for children of forest-dependent people






The Rainforest Alliance’s José Román Carrera, at right, says: “If we want people and the planet to prosper together, we can’t get depressed. We don’t have time.” Photograph: The Rainforest Alliance







For José Román Carrera, protecting forests is a matter of life and death.

“I received 82 death threats,” Román recalls of the years he spent helping to establish Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve in the 1990s.

“And those were just the written ones. I also got many, many calls saying, ‘Leave the country or we’ll kill you, we’ll get your mother.’ I was shot at in my car – 17 bullets. Another time they put a bomb at my house.


“But I’m still here,” he says with a laugh.
“They tried to kill me and they didn’t. Eventually they realized I would never leave. I had to protect the Maya Biosphere Reserve.” 





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'I'm going to make you eat your words': Mexico's billion-dollar drugs lord THREATENS Donald Trump on Twitter account 'run by his son' and taunts the world after his dramatic escape from prison



Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, head of powerful Sinaloa Cartel, is on the run





He fled a prison in Mexico City through an elaborate tunnel network 

El Chapo has now reportedly taken to Twitter to gloat about escape online




Posted threats about Donald Trump who had criticised Guzman's escape 






Trump has called in the FBI to investigate the threats made against him 






By ALASDAIR BAVERSTOCK IN MEXICO CITY and OLLIE GILLMAN FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 09:01 EST, 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:20 EST, 13 July 2015









Mexico's billion dollar drugs lord known as 'El Chapo' has gloated on Twitter about his escape from a maximum security jail by taunting authorities and threatening US-presidential hopeful Donald Trump. 




Joaquin Guzman, billionaire head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel…