Brazil’s tribal activists prepare to fight movement to commercialize reservation

Global Business

The demarcation of the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Land was among the most controversial in Brazil’s recent history – often turning violent.

Rice growers from the region resisted the establishment of the reservation for over a decade, but in 2009 a Supreme Court decision confirmed the rights of five indigenous groups to the land – and the farmers were forcibly removed with help of the army and the police.

But now many indigenous activists are afraid that the under the conservative government of Jair Bolsonaro, their rights and lands are under threat once more.

CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports.


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