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Amazon tribes gather to resist govt plans to exploit their land

News Summed Up 2020-01-15 05:30:00

Amazon tribes gather to resist govt plans to exploit their landIndigenous leader Cacique Raoni of the Kayapo tribe attends a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, on Jan 14, 2020. (Photo: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil: Indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial mining and agriculture. "The riches Bolsonaro speaks of are white man's riches, to buy cars and planes and ranches. Our riches are in the forest and the rivers here," KayapĂł tribe leader Megaron TxucarramĂŁe told Reuters. Guajajara said some tribes that are planting soy may favour the easing of environmental restrictions, but the majority oppose mining on their lands.


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