Brazilian government needs “more pressure” to protect indigenous rights

25 June 2016

More pressure needs to be put on Brazil’s government to protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

That’s according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

In mid-June, a health worker was killed and 6 others were injured in a paramilitary attack, allegedly backed by wealthy landowners.

All the casualties belonged to the Guarani Kaiowá indigenous group and were attempting to reclaim land that has historically, belonged to their community.

Ms Tauli-Corpuz told Janie Cangelosi that the attack was no surprise.

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