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City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Featured image: Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Photo: Mídia Ninja/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0      by Fernanda Canofre / Global Voices Less than two hours before she was murdered on the evening of March 14, Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco was speaking at a roundtable of black … Continue reading City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Belo Monte legacy: Harm From Amazon Dam Didn’t End With Construction

Featured image: A girl stands alone in a flooded home in the Palifitas neighborhood of Invasão dos Padres, Altamira. The neighborhood has now been completely destroyed by the Belo Monte dam. The area where the community once stood is being turned into a public park by the Norte Energia consortium which built and operates Belo … Continue reading Belo Monte legacy: Harm From Amazon Dam Didn’t End With Construction

Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises

Featured image: The Guarani continue fighting for their land rights despite continuous attacks. © Fiona Watson/Survival International      by Survival International   Ten years ago the Brazilian government signed a landmark agreement with the Guarani tribe, which obliged it to identify all their ancestral lands. The core objective of the agreement, which was drawn up by the … Continue reading Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises

Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Featured image:  A still from aerial footage from 2011 of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in Brazil near the Peruvian border. © BBC/FUNAI/Survival      by Survival International Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo … Continue reading Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Gold Miners “Massacre” Uncontacted Amazon Indians

Featured image: Evidence of an attack? Burnt communal houses of uncontacted Indians, seen in December 2016, could be signs of another massacre in the Uncontacted Frontier. © FUNAI      by Survival International Public prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation after reports that illegal gold miners in a remote Amazon river have massacred “more than ten” … Continue reading Gold Miners “Massacre” Uncontacted Amazon Indians

Amazon Guardians Travel to City for Landmark Protest

Featured image: Guajajara Guardians protest for the protection of their land. © Guajajara Guardians      by Survival International A group of Brazilian Indians hailed as heroes for patrolling the Amazon and evicting illegal loggers have occupied government offices, to demand protection for their lands. It is the first protest of its kind by the … Continue reading Amazon Guardians Travel to City for Landmark Protest

Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Featured image: Brazilian Indians have been protesting in Brasilia against the government’s anti-indigenous proposals.  © APIB      by Survival International Indigenous activists and human rights campaigners around the world yesterday celebrated Brazil’s Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favor of indigenous land rights. In two land rights cases, all eight of the judges present voted … Continue reading Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Historic Ruling Set to Decide Future of Brazilian Tribes

Featured image: Brazil has seen frequent indigenous protests this year, against the anti-Indian policies of President Temer.  © Rogerio Assis      by Survival International Brazil’s Supreme Court will next week deliver a historic judgement on tribal territories which could strike the greatest blow to indigenous land rights since the country’s military dictatorship. The judgement will be … Continue reading Historic Ruling Set to Decide Future of Brazilian Tribes

Indigenous Win Fight Against Massive Dam Project In Brazil

Featured image: Munduruku warriors gather at the São Manoel hydroelectric dam site. Courtesy Caio Mota/Centro Popular do Audiovisual/Forum Teles Pires via internationalrivers.org Munduruku await for government to comply with their promises or they will return to halt construction again      by Rick Kearns / Indian Country Today Media Network Indigenous activists shut down construction of a massive … Continue reading Indigenous Win Fight Against Massive Dam Project In Brazil

Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction to Demand Rights

     by International Rivers and Amazon Watch / via Intercontinental Cry At dawn on Sunday, July 16th, 200 representatives of the indigenous Munduruku nation occupied the main work camp of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires River in the Brazilian Amazon, paralyzing the project. Led by Munduruku women warriors, the occupiers presented … Continue reading Brazilian Indigenous Group Occupies Amazon Dam, Halts Construction to Demand Rights