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Indigenous protest camp erected in Brazilian capital to press land rights

Brazil Brasilia Indigenous camp

Brasilia, BrazilReuters Hundreds of Indigenous people began gathering in the Brazilian capital on Monday for a 10-day protest camp to defend their land rights and oppose a government bill in Congress that would allow mining and oil exploration on their reservations. Organisers are hoping to gather 7,000 people from 200 of Brazil’s 305 tribes to […]

Indigenous protestors seek Norwegian ‘asylum’ for Brazilian tree

Brazil Jatoba tree at Norwegian Embassy

Brasilia, BrazilReuters Indigenous activists delivered a Jatoba tree to Norway’s embassy in Brasilia on Tuesday, seeking “refugee” status for it in a symbolic protest against the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The protest coincided with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the United Nations General Assembly defending what he described as his government’s fight against deforestation […]