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Amnesty demands action from the Brazilian government following killing of indigenous chief

Sunday, November 27th 2011 - 02:12 UTC
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A deadly attack on an indigenous community in southern Brazil highlights the authorities’ failure to protect indigenous peoples amid ongoing land conflicts, Amnesty International said in an official release last Friday. Read full article


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  • Yuleno

    This is another incident and adds to a history of killing of indigenous is a stain on brazil.that the 6th largest economy does not stop it says there is something not right about brazil.capitalist greed probably,and there's not trickle down effect here is there?

    Nov 27th, 2011 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident – for years, gunmen in the mid-west of Brazil have launched violent attacks with impunity against indigenous communities who attempt to occupy their ancestral lands”

    Today, the town marshalls of the USA have a much more humane way; when the indigenous peoples of New York and New England try to invade and re-take Manhatten and Boston, they are just rounded up and herded back onto the reservations. But their land-argument does get heard in Washington and some changes, compensation, etc, do occasionally occur.

    This part of Brasil is acting like the North American 'Wild West' of the 1860s.

    Nov 27th, 2011 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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