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Christian Poirier
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Democracy Now! Nov 9
Brazil’s Constitution protects indigenous rights but people "have been systematically deprived of these rights," says 's . The murders of indigenous activists are "a manifestation of the violence that’s growing in these communities."
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APIB oficial Nov 9
Delegação Sangue Indígena: Nenhuma Gota Mais também foi recebida no Palácio Federal da Suíça, Berna. Com parlamentares suíços e europeus, mostraram impacto do acordo Mercosul e possível agravo do aquecimento global, além da violência contra povos indígenas 📷@midiainidiaoficial
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 8
"Letting his citizens chip away at the world’s biggest rainforest was a part of the promise Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro made to ranchers... who want to open up the Amazon to have more space to graze their cattle."
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jonathanwatts Nov 8
'Death of a river': the ruinous design flaw in a vast Amazon rainforest dam By me
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Sarah Dee Nov 7
Fire ravaging forest of uncontacted Awá people in Amazon – Earth's most threatened tribe. "Their land is being completely destroyed." Zezico Guajajara Fast action needed 👉
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 7
After indigenous groups received legal titles to their land, deforestation rates plummeted by 75% during the next two years. Wide-ranging analysis showed that secure land rights were significantly correlated with forest preservation.
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Simon Romero Nov 7
Brazil oil auction flop = too much cheap 🍺 🍺 “Basically, they threw a party with cheap beer but charged a very expensive ticket for people to get in. Then, no one showed up.” via ⁦
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Guilherme Boulos Nov 7
A Constituição prevaleceu!
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Glenn Greenwald Nov 7
Brazil's Supreme Court just ruled the Constitution forbids imprisonment until a defendant has exhausted all appeals. Since Lula has appeals left, this will likely result in his being freed. Huge blow to Bolsonaro's Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who 6 months ago was omnipotent.
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 7
This morning in Switzerland, APIB leaders participated of a press conference answering about the 'Advocacy Journey Indigenous Blood: Not a Single Drop More' goals and about the Brazilian indigenous peoples reality. 📸 @midiaindiaoficial
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 7
Rather than drilling, “We are working on economic alternatives for the country, so it can leave behind this dependence on oil,” said Severino Sharupi, a leader of the Shuar Nation from the southeast Amazon, where Ecuador hopes to expand oil operations.
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 5
In the Brazilian Amazon, indigenous peoples are fighting every day to save their homelands. of visited Munduruku territory, with our , to meet forest defenders & find out what's at stake. Don't miss this powerful short doc!
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Greenpeace EU Nov 5
Leaders of Brazilian indigenous communities are in Brussels to tell to stop Europe's contribution to forest destruction and human rights abuses 🔥Europe buying – forests burning🔥 Read more:
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Thomson Reuters Foundation News Nov 5
Europe must press Brazil to end killings of indigenous people by refusing to sign off on a major trade deal says of l
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Christian Poirier Nov 6
Brazil's continues to openly endorse the toxic and illegal activities of wildcat miners ravaging the Amazon, giving them and other mafias like the loggers who murdered Paulo Guajajara license to wreak havoc and terror
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 6
Another violent attack on Amazonian indigenous land defenders. On Monday, five Guarani Kaiowá were shot at by farmers with rubber-lined steel bullets while defending sacred ancestral territory.
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APIB oficial Nov 4
Sonia Guajajara sobre assassinato de Paulo Paulino Guajajara
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 6
Indigenous leaders from Brazil currently in Europe on a delegation calling for an end to violence against indigenous peoples in Brazil are protesting the murder for forest guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara. "No more shedding of indigenous blood!"
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Karla Mendes Nov 4
’s inadequate enforcement and legal system — weakened first under President Michel Temer, and now further under Jair — provides multiple opportunities for environmental law infractions to go undetected or unpunished. My latest for with
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AMAZON WATCH Nov 3
. on Brazil's federal police investigating Paulo Paulino Guajajara's killing: "The terror that grows in these communities is the result of the policies of the same government that now says it will bring justice… It's a huge contradiction"
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