Attacks on Brazil’s indigenous people rose sharply in 2021, report says

BRASILIA, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Attacks on Brazil’s indigenous people and invasions of their lands by illegal miners and loggers, mainly in the Amazon, increased dramatically in 2021, escalating an already “terrifying” situation, the Catholic Church’s Indigenous Missionary Council (Cimi) said on Wednesday.In its annual report on violence against indigenous people, Cimi detailed a dramatic intensification of abuses in the third year of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, which has dismantled inspection and indigenous protection bodies.Bolsonaro, a far-right nationalist, has encouraged the economic exploitation of indigenous reservations with new legislation and proposals to allow mining on indigenous lands, Cimi said.Register …
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