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.
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.
A proposed new forests policy in India has been hastily withdrawn after an outcry that it made no mention of tribal peoples’ existing rights to live in their forests, and would have led to more tribes being evicted from their homes.
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, reveals that a rancher targeting the land of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon is a former state deputy labelled “the most corrupt politician in Brazil.”