An Amazon icon's town is a shrine frozen in time

Elenira Mendes remembers the spot in the hallway where her father said, "They shot me," then fell into the arms of his wife. She remembers, even though she was only 4 years old, how Chico Mendes tried to say her name but couldn't finish the words before the world's most famous rubber tapper died from a single gunshot to the chest.

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