Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

An indigenous child of Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe, looks on in an area deforested by invaders, after a meeting was called in the village of Alto Jamari to face the threat of armed land grabbers invading the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reservation near Campo Novo de Rondonia, Brazil January 30, 2019. Picture taken January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

CAMPO NOVO DE RONDONIA, Brazil (Reuters) – Ten days after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon, hacking a pathway beneath the jungle canopy. Inspired by Bolsonaro’s vow to open more native territory to commercial development, the men, armed with machetes, […]

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