Category - brazil

  • May 19, 2017

    An inquiry established by Brazilian parliamentarians who represent the powerful agribusiness lobby has just published a report calling for the closure of the Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI.

  • May 2, 2017

    All the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people. The move would constitute the biggest threat to uncontacted Amazon tribes for a generation.

  • April 21, 2017

    A global wave of protest organised by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, has called for a halt to the destruction of tribal peoples’ land, lives, and human rights in Brazil, on the country’s Day of the Indian.

  • February 1, 2017

    Matsés Indians from the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon have denounced the threat of oil exploration on their ancestral land, which is home to uncontacted tribes.

  • December 5, 2016

    Six Amazonian Indians have been murdered in the latest wave of violence against Brazil’s indigenous population.

  • October 28, 2016

    Waves of loggers are invading the territory of one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet, says Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights. The Brazilian Indians, known as the 'Last of the Kawahiva', are the survivors of a larger tribe who have been killed or died of disease.

  • October 18, 2016

    A Brazilian Indian leader at the forefront of his people’s struggle to reclaim their ancestral land has been assassinated.

  • September 28, 2016

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

  • September 8, 2016

    In an official press release, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have accused Brazilian tribal peoples of infanticide, sexual abuse, rape, slavery, torture and other “harmful traditional practices”, prompting outrage among human rights campaigners.

  • August 24, 2016

    The legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics has been one of police killings and the suppression of peaceful protest, said Amnesty International as the Games concluded over the weekend.