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Massive Indigenous Protests in Brazil Ahead of Landmark Ruling on Land Rights

By Andrea Germanos

Indigenous groups from across Brazil have been protesting this week ahead of an expected Supreme Court decision determining the fate of Indigenous lands in the country and which allies fear could unleash “devastating consequences” for human and environmental rights.

The court said Thursday that the ruling would come next week.

“The Bolsonaro government wants to do away with us. If it was up to [President Jair Bolsonaro] there would be no Indigenous people left in Brazil,” said Xukuru chieftain Ricardo, one of the approximately 6,000 protesters outside the high court in Brasilia Wednesday, reported Agence France-Presse.

The ongoing demonstrations are part of the Luta pela Vida (Struggle for Life) mobilization, which has brought together some 170 peoples and elicited international attention and global solidarity actions. The Struggle for Life actions are organized by the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) and target the Bolsonaro government’s “anti-Indigenous agenda” including the so-called Time Limit (or Marco Temporal) proposal before the Brazilian Supreme Court...

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