Bolsonaro reiterates that further demand for indigenous lands threatens Brazilian agriculture

There are 724 proposed or approved indigenous territories in Brazil, covering about 13% of the country's land area. Critics of the system say that this is out of proportion with the number of indigenous people in Brazil, about 0.41% of the population

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated on Wednesday (15) that the "ancestral right" that the indigenous people claim over the lands could lead to "losing a Germany and a Spain together" and cause "a catastrophe" to the country's agriculture.

The president insisted on the issue on the eve of the Supreme Court to continue a decision concerning the constitutionality of the so-called "temporary framework", which only recognizes as indigenous land that which the native peoples occupied on October 5, 1988, when the current Brazilian Constitution was promulgated.

In contrast, the indigenous peoples maintain that this . . .

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